Daily

Reflections

Finding God in our lives
is quite simple.
We just have to take
the time to look.

March 13, 2020

This is the worst lent ever. Or is it?

My family took an extended trip to Europe several years ago. As we planned for our month-long visit, we hoped everything would work out as planned, but the one thing we knew for sure was that something was going to go wrong. Actual...

January 13, 2020

My whole family likes to ski.

I don't.

Every time we went skiing over the last several years, they would all glide down the slopes, skis floating above the snow, turning with ease, stopping on a dime. Me? I would sink into the snow, couldn't turn my skis without huge eff...

December 30, 2019

I don’t usually do the word of the year thing, and I don’t really do resolutions very well. I just can’t keep to one thing for an entire year.

This year, though, God pretty clearly gave me a word that would be my focus.

Beloved.

I will say that I was pretty curious at the...

November 17, 2019

It started with her trip around the world. The plan was to take a break from the daily grind of the marketing world and come back refreshed and ready for her next step. Little did my friend Caroline know that her next step was going to be in a completely different dire...

October 28, 2019

Maybe I’m the only one, but did you ever think it was funny that God had to look for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit and hid?

 “The Lord God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)

If God is all-knowing, this question doesn’t make sense....

October 21, 2019

You know them. They are the ones with the perfect car, the perfect hair, the perfect house, the perfect kids. We all know them. Most of us try to be them – at least to the outside world. It’s a Facebook and Instagram phenomenon. You will see the occasional “real” pictu...

October 7, 2019

What if you went to a party and your favorite superhero was there? Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, Spiderman – whoever you like. What if they were actually real? What would you do?

Would you watch from a distance, afraid or embarrassed to approach? Would you walk by, too...

September 30, 2019

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here?

When we ask these questions, it may feel like there is no adequate answer. When we are in the midst of loneliness, fear, or suffering it is hard to find that meaning.

Fortunately, we aren’t alone. Even in the Bible, the book...

September 21, 2019

God works in the most wonderful ways.

It has been a week since I gave my Calm in the Storm retreat, and the graces that have come from it have been incredible. I have spoken with a mother whose daughter is struggling mightily with anxiety and found moments of insight an...

September 16, 2019

This summer, my husband and I were enjoying our no-kids vacation, eating at a shared table in a restaurant in New York. We started talking occasionally to the couple next to us after eating their bread that was delivered to the table. (We thought it was like the chips...

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