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“You are witnesses to these things.” (Luke 24:48) That final line in the Gospel should convict you, haunt you, and make you feel incredible joy. It should linger like incense that clouds an altar in mystery and stirs something inside of us that excites our soul – something incredible is happening here. It is a […]

If you’re a youth minister, you know how much change our middle school students go through. The 6th graders are still so young and innocent while our 8th graders are trying to grow up faster than their bodies and age are allowing them. I still think it’s fun watching the 8th grade girls tower over […]

I love cleaning. My vacuum is one of my best friends. Okay, not really, but the OCD nerd inside of me did get excited about the new dustbuster I just purchased. I guess because deep down cleaning gives me a sense of control. I used to say that either my house or my office could […]

Doubting Thomas? (John 20:19-31) “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” John 20:25 Why are we remembered for our mistakes, our moments of doubt and stupidity more than the moments of deep […]

If you have ever been blessed to be by the side of a loved one while they breathed their last breath, you know the sound I’m about to describe. It is a haunting, raspy, rumble that stems from the depth of the lungs, slowly rising to the mouth and escaping the lips. I have never […]

I love to be in the kitchen. I love to cook and bake, and constantly dream up new delicious treats and creative dishes to “test” on my family. Thankfully, they usually turn out pretty good (and at worst, edible) but I never seem to be satisfied. My wonderful husband is always quick to praise my […]

In my fourth grade basketball game, I whipped the ball down the court to my teammate so she could take a shot and we could win the game; in my seventh grade soccer scrimmage, I ran over another girl on the opposing team because I wanted to beat her to the ball; in my high […]

“You want me to do what? Teach the eighth graders in our parish school religion three times a week? Heck yes!” I’m a youth minister – how can I say no to more time hanging out with youth and sharing my faith with them? Sure, this might be a bit more complicated, since this course […]

One of my favorite coffee chains is Dutch Bros. The coffee is fantastic, and it’s the only coffee shop I’ve ever been to that makes me want to dance at 6 AM due to their crazy, upbeat music (beware, all you non-morning people). But there is also something very special about their customer service that always […]

As I type this, I am just days away from celebrating my oldest child’s birthday. I remember that day, three years ago so well. One of the first people I called after my son’s birth was the priest at my parish. He, along with our parish staff, the youth I serve, and their families journeyed […]

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