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Not Quite the Walking Dead

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I haven’t posted much lately because I’ve been insanely busy with work, play, and volunteerism, which is the culmination of both work and play.  I have a draft saved of some reflection on God’s word, but my heart wasn’t it in when I jotted it down.  I need to reorganize it.

I am exhausted physically, but very energized mentally and spiritually.  Therefore, I am not quite the walking dead.  My spirit is sustaining me. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Guest column: Helping to Heal from Divorce | Washington Times Communities

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September 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

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Don’t They Fly By in the Blink of an Eye?

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April 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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Why Do You Seek the Living One Among the Dead?

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Oh Happy Resurrection!

This Easter Vigil was the greatest of all the Masses in the year!  Having gone through the motions of being brought into communion with the Church, I make it a point to attend the Vigil, when all the new candidates are baptized, confirmed and communed.  It always renews my vigor for my faith.

In my heart, though, I carry the thoughts of my dear friend and sponsor into the Church.  He doubts now and questions even the existence of God.  We joke lightly when we chat with each other–that he forfeited his faith to me and I forfeited my atheism to him when I converted.  Read the rest of this entry »

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April 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm

When I Prayed. . .

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I believe that God answers our prayers in the ways that we most need.

After the Argument (I will refer to the argument that ended my marriage simply as this from now on), I retreated to stay with my sister for a week in hopes of clearing my head.  Amazingly, I hadn’t cried since the day Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2010 at 12:44 am

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