Blog Posts

Fully Known

June 29, 2018

I berate myself (and others) for not knowing better, seeing better. But there is only one who Knows us as we are meant to be known, and loves us anyway.


#7QT: That time I went to Lourdes and got marching orders. (Twice.)

June 1, 2018

Sometimes discernment is hard. But sometimes, God just throws up his hands and does it for you. (Twice, if necessary.)


Miriam’s First Communion

May 29, 2018

More than a year ago, a ridiculous dream formed itself in my heart. On May 5, 2018, it actually happened.


Living our brokenness under the blessing lifts us all

May 23, 2018

Brokenness lived under the blessing is transformed into a gift, not a burden. Every year in Lourdes, I get to relearn this.


#7QT: Seven Quick Takes, Lourdes 2018 Edition

May 4, 2018

In which we fly across the world to serve the sick and end up joining their ranks instead. In Lourdes, there are no accidents.


Oscar’s Undiagnosed Story

April 29, 2018

The saga of our as-yet fruitless search for answers, in honor of Undiagnosed Diseases Day.

Faithful Not Successful

Where I am writing (and where I am not)

April 11, 2018

In which I offer lame explanations for not writing here, because of all the other many kinds of writing that is happening in my life.


How to pray when the answer is already no: A primer

February 13, 2018

This is not a simplistic “God never closes a door without opening a window” speech. It’s just a reminder that a negative (or absent) response does not have to mean the end of a relationship with God.


To love these days like any other

February 1, 2018

Staring into the abyss without clinging tightly to the hand of God is a dangerous game. He’s calling me back to his side now. Take my hand, dear daughter. It’s time to cling again.


And so, we deepen

January 4, 2018

I believe now, in my bones, that God is in control and will order all these scary moments into a beautiful whole, someday.

Don’t I? I think I do. Right?

Christy Wilkens

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