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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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Adopting a Grandfather

A blog post from a cooperative blog I’m writing with my friends. Check it out! When he said mountains, I was hooked. And now, wouldn’t you know it, I can’t find the quote. But here’s one that’s pretty close: “In contact with the beauties of the m… Source: Adopting a Grandfather

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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

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch

Saint Maximilian Kolbe is one of my favorite saints, and it’s his feast day today! Here are 3 quick pointers about him, in case you’ve never heard of him before: He loved Jesus and Mary, like, a lot. He started a Marian devotion community in order to learn to love Jesus as his Mother did.… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe story and sketch

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Year in Review Survey

I “stole” (with permission) and tweaked this survey from justbcauz and her blog here. As are a lot of things on this blog, this is mostly for my own enjoyment… but you’re welcome to read along if you want! Enjoy! 1) What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? Um, lots of… Continue reading Year in Review Survey

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I’ve been trying to get into the habit of memorizing prayers. Here’s my new favorite, based off of Psalm 71: It is you, O Lord, who are my hope, my trust, O Lord, since my youth. On you I have leaned from my birth, from my mother’s womb you have been my help. My hope… Continue reading Hope