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What your grandma meant by “offer it up,” and how to make your life a gift to the world

May 7, 2019

You’ve probably heard the phrase “offer it up” as a super-Catholic, sometimes flippant response to life’s problems. If you’ve ever wondered what it actually means, this is the post for you.

St. Oscar Romero

What’s in a name? How our kids got their Catholic saint names and why it matters

March 7, 2019

Where did the Wilkens kids get those weirdo names, and why? All your questions answered here…

All Saints

#7QT: 7 great saints to know for neurological problems

March 1, 2019

Gotta medical problem that is neurological in nature? These are your go-to friends in heaven.


That time we went to Lourdes and our son was healed

June 5, 2017

In which we address the elephant in the room and the million dollar question: What happened AFTER the baths?


What really happened in the baths at Lourdes

June 1, 2017

Awkwardness! Confusion! Doubt! Our time in the baths was the beginning of the story, not the end.

Faithful Not Successful

Suffering, redemption, and standing in the gap

April 21, 2017

The darkness never wins. The suffering cannot prevail. But that does not mean the suffering is not real, that it did not happen.


10 ways to love a special needs family

February 13, 2017

Every family faces a crisis at some point, and even close friends can feel uncertain how to help. Many of these tips may sound familiar and can apply to many crisis situations, special needs or otherwise. In our experience so far, here is what really helps. 1. Offer to pray. (And then actually do it.)…

Christy Wilkens

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