Faithful Not Successful

In God’s hands, or how to live in a state of chronic hypervigilance

A few weeks ago, Oscar spent several nights in the hospital for complications from a respiratory infection. Bronchiolitis ...
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The way of the mustard seed: Dying to the self you thought you were

One of my very favorite movies as a child was The Neverending Story. I was completely captivated by ...
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3 ways to live Lent when you are already in the desert

Our weekly schedule is a finely tuned and intricate machine that hums along beautifully, like a gorgeous circus ...
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10 ways to love a special needs family

Every family faces a crisis at some point, and even close friends can feel uncertain how to help. ...
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The girl in the bubble

Lately, a troubling situation has been occurring with some regularity. Many of my friends, enduring trials and suffering ...
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On miracles, reprise

Hours after my last post, which amounted to basically a temper tantrum about how hard and meaningless it ...
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On miracles

"How's your prayer life?" This question was posed to me four separate times within the space of three ...
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The sweetest suffering

I write this today from Oscar's bedside. He spent the night vomiting. For a child on a ketogenic ...
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Comparison is the thief of joy

"How is Oscar doing?" is always such a complicated question to answer. It requires that I gauge the ...
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Better than we know ourselves

A while ago, I went through a phase of devouring those short, popular books on Christianity making the ...
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Christy Wilkens

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I’m a Catholic wife, mother of six, and writer who wrestles with the problem of pain. What does faith look like in times of adversity and struggle? I’m so glad to have you here, joining the conversation. Learn more about me 🠖

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