Faithful Not Successful

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Fraternal Correction: Five Easy Tips for Medical Advocacy with Grace

Our family has spent an unbelievable amount of time in waiting rooms, clinics, and hospitals. We are medical ...
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Following God’s will is not a free pass from suffering

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, a liberal, secular couple met, fell in love, ...
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Chasing the name

I spent a lot of time this spring chasing a diagnosis for Oscar. I mean, not just any ...
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Emotional suffering requires love

I have been ruminating for several weeks on an article about Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, which focuses ...
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Three Good Things, or the vacation that wasn’t

Let me tell you how last weekend was supposed to go. We were going to drive our daughter ...
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To my brothers and sisters in the trenches

Welcome, new readers! This blog has grown a lot in the last two weeks, and I am really, ...
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It is well with my soul

[Ed: I've been sitting on this post for a few days. If the last one was scary to ...
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That time we went to Lourdes and our son was healed

This is part of a series about our 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Order of Malta American ...
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What really happened in the baths at Lourdes

This is part of a series about our 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Order of Malta American ...
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The sick and the suffering are a powerful icon of Christ

By Tikhon Filatiev, via Wikimedia Commons This is part of a series about our 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes ...
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Christy Wilkens

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