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  • Finding God – Raised Catholic episode 19

    Finding God – Raised Catholic episode 19

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 19: Finding God These days, in the wake of more than a year of pandemic, racial injustice, upheaval, isolation and much more, people are tired and overwhelmed and we’re working to unpack the real trauma…


  • Let’s Talk About Lent – Raised Catholic episode 10

    Let’s Talk About Lent – Raised Catholic episode 10

    The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Today is episode 10: Let’s Talk About Lent Well, hello friends. As I’m recording today’s podcast, we are just about one week into Lent of 2021 and I have some thoughts. I bet you do, too. Because of…


  • February

    February

    February is my favorite month, but it hasn’t always been that way.  In the last few years, I’ve noticed that I like December far less than I had before and that by September, I feel a decided shift toward negativity.  Today I looked at the recently picked tulips scattered around my home curated in their vases, noticed…


  • Bulb

    Bulb

    A friend dropped off a large amaryllis bulb in a pretty turquoise pot just before Christmas. As we stood masked in my driveway that day and he handed me the heavy gift bag, there’s no way he could have known the true weight and value of the gift he was giving me.  More likely, his wife,…


  • Dew

    The rain sounds were playing on app on my phone as I read the words of the devotional. My mind and spirit were on fire as I desperately searched for some word to hold onto, some respite from a tumultuous and chaotic season. My heart was burning and racing and I longed for a downpour,…


  • Spring

    Spring

    If you live where I live, you’re seeing everything in bloom.   In my tiny yard alone: forsythia, tulips, hosta, dogwood, phlox, azalea, and even dandelions. In my neighborhood, baby leaves are peeping out and growing more with each day, making a welcome canopy of sunlit apple green overhead. And everyone is smiling: all of this…


  • Flowers

    On Wednesday, I sang at the funeral for Arlene, a longtime member of our community. I watched with awe as the flowers came in, one huge arrangement after another. Made of coordinated fall colors, they were perfect for Thanksgiving and I thought to myself: in their grief, this family is giving their beloved chapel a…