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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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Reblog: 5 warning signs of a toxic faith

This article is all over my newsfeed in Facebook… probably because it’s so relevant! I finally took the time to read it, and I’m glad I did. Here are the 5 warning signs of a toxic faith. I’m numbers 3 and 5, sometimes. And although this was written towards Catholics, I think it applies to… Continue reading Reblog: 5 warning signs of a toxic faith

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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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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 

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How suffering can make you stronger

I read an article yesterday called “Why life is too short to suffer,” and while I agree with the argument, I disagree with the ultimate conclusion: Life is not too short to suffer. Let me add a caveat: suffering without meaning is fruitless. Suffering with purpose is redemptive. The original post (check it out here)… Continue reading How suffering can make you stronger