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Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals

I learned everything I needed to know about goal-setting from my Nalgene. Hear me out on this: I know myself! I do a LOT of goal-setting, and almost as much goal-ignoring. I start out strong, and excited, and then I fall on my face, two weeks in. Here’s the tricky thing about my goals: it… Continue reading Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals

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Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

I’ve been caught in the trap of education as a way to conversion, but deep in my heart I know that this isn’t the case. Belonging before believing is the key, as Robert McCarty from NCCYM says. But that’s a story for another time. Pleas enjoy a blog post from a friend from college, Emilie.… Continue reading Full Blown Missionary Mode — reblog from padua hall

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Marriage and Family gems

Our Young Adults group is reading DOCAT, the Catholic Church’s Catholic Social Teaching presented for young people. Here are some of my favorite quotes from our sharing last night! Marriage is also an everyday task, I could say a craftsman’s task, a goldsmith’s work, because the husband has the duty of making the wife more… Continue reading Marriage and Family gems

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Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

Another World Youth Day post. This one is out of order, but it’s been tugging on my heart, so I have to get it out there. While I was in Poland, it took me a good while to adjust to things: where was I supposed to lead, and when was I supposed to follow? Why… Continue reading Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day

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On Love (As Told By Music) — from padua hall

A particularly nice piece from my friend over at From Padua Hall. If you like music, you’ll appreciate the clever little inserts. “You don’t know what love is, you just do as you’re told.” These words that are almost ten years old have become a discomforting premonition of the present. Whether the White Stripes knew… Continue reading On Love (As Told By Music) — from padua hall

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St. Genesius: patron saint of actors and actresses 

Today is the feast day of St. Genesius! He was an actor in the 3rd century. The story goes that St. Genesius was in a play for the emperor, making fun of Christianity. He played the part of the cstechumen, who was about to be baptized, and miraculously was converted right there on the stage.… Continue reading St. Genesius: patron saint of actors and actresses