Discerning in a Divided Church – Raised Catholic episode 32

The following is a transcript from the Raised Catholic podcast. To listen to the podcast, click here. Notre Dame Cathedral, photo by Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute Today is episode 32: Discerning in a Divided Church Well, hi, friends.  You don’t have to be an actively practicing Catholic to know that the American Catholic Church is... Continue Reading →

Bulb

A friend dropped off a large amaryllis bulb in a pretty turquoise pot just before Christmas. As we stood masked in my driveway that day and he handed me the heavy gift bag, there’s no way he could have known the true weight and value of the gift he was giving me.  More likely, his wife,... Continue Reading →

Puddles

I was praying for a particular person recently and felt an image of a bucket of light being poured out at their feet like paint from a can.  The light spread like paint, slowly, into a puddle and it was just enough to step in, just enough to give direction but not nearly enough for a... Continue Reading →

Way

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. ~Isaiah 43:18-19 I’d be surprised if there’s a soul reading these words who doesn’t feel we’re... Continue Reading →

Psalm 20:7

As it often does, my Jesus Calling devotional pointed me to a verse today I’d heard multiple times, but never really considered.  Today, it was Psalm 20:7: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. The times I’ve trusted in a horse are limited... Continue Reading →

Breath

As I settled on my yoga mat before class, the room echoed the static dissonance in my head. One classmate had just moved her only child into college and was trying to make sense of her own new landscape, another had a friend suffering deeply the loss of two grandchildren and was facing the reality... Continue Reading →

Surrender

Jochebed knew her baby boy was in danger, as were all of the firstborn sons of Israel. She hid Moses as long as she could and then, with no options remaining, prepared a basket, coated it in tar and pitch, and placed the child in it to float among the reeds along the bank of... Continue Reading →

Other Side

After their Teacher and friend was brutally murdered, along with all their hopes, they did the only thing they knew to do. The disciples of Jesus went back to their lives, back to their work, back to their fishing boat. We can only imagine the desolation they felt as they prepared the nets and set... Continue Reading →

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