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    How Faith Moves Through the Many Phases of Loss and Grief

    Contemplation on the evolution and existence of my faith is not something new. I always considered faith a journey, with the expectation that it would move through high and low points. In my current stage of the journey, I meditate…

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    Overcome These Two Lies for a More Uplifting 2021

    Some of my most profound thoughts come when I am listening to the radio in my car. Put words to music and you are guaranteed to hit me right between the eyes and get my brain moving. Today’s catalyst for…

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    Be Present – It is the Greatest Gift this Holiday Season

    As the 2020 holiday season begins, I thought it seemed the perfect time to revisit a post written for the Unsanity Blog in 2019. Enjoy!   The holiday season is full of glitz, glamor, and excitement. Around every corner are…

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    One Year Later – Grief Is an Ocean Not a Ladder

    Today marks one year since we said goodbye to my amazing mother. One Year! Without hesitation, I say it feels closer to 12 weeks than 12 months since the day that changed everything. It is funny how much time slows…

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    How to Perfect the Art of Being OKAY

    Please define a “good” day. A good day should have sunshine and rainbows, a completed to-do list, a clean house, happy children, a happy spouse, and a healthy, home cooked meal on the table. Did I miss anything? Wait did…

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    To My Daughter on Your First Communion

    October 17th, 2020 my dear, sweet daughter took a giant step in growing her faith. On this day she received her First Communion, a huge rite of passage for those in the Roman Catholic church community. It was an emotional…

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    How to Find God in the Words of the Our Father

    Do you have a favorite prayer? The one that spills out whenever you have no words. For me that is the Our Father. When I am at a loss for clear thoughts, I fall into the rhythm of the Our…

  • My Prayer for the New School Year

    The 20-21 School Year approaches and tension runs high. We are faced with loads of questions and very few answers. Parents, students, teachers, administrators all face new uncharted waters. We are going to need grace, empathy, and resilience to help…