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Thoughts on “Choosing Joy” by Dan Lord OR Being joyful in the face of hardships

I won’t call this a “book review” because I’ll probably share more about how reading this book made me feel than about the content. Let’s just pretend I’m sitting down with you over a cup of tea to chat about my thoughts on a good read that touched my heart.…

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Comparing the expectations we have of Tylenol vs. the Eucharist

On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we attended a neighboring parish’s Mass. The priest, Father Peck, gave a homily that challenged me in a positive way, so I wanted to share bits of it here for you to consider. Some Context The Eucharist is a central part of the Catholic faith. We are invited to receive the Lord each…

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Want Christmas to be less stressful? Change your expectations.

Each Advent and Christmas season, I expect my house to be beautifully decorated, delicious cookies to be baked, hand-addressed cards to be sent, songs to be sung, presents to be carefully wrapped, family parties to be warm and fun, the homily at Mass to be magical, my favorite party attire…

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