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When God Feels Distant

When God Feels Distant

Recently I had an experience of feeling like I had lost my connection with God. I worried that I was doing something wrong, which was causing my spiritual progress to recede, but as I prayed about it I had a few realizations. Recently I had an experience of feeling like I had lost my connection with God. It was the first time that had happened in any significant way since I had committed my life to Jesus, about a year…

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Service or Servant Life

Service or Servant Life

What is your concept of service to God and neighbor? Being a true servant of God requires us to internalize the idea of serving, and have it permeate our every word and action. During my morning prayer and reading routine the other day, I kept coming across snippets about service. I have to be honest, the concept of service is something that I never really considered as something that needed to be an intentional action in my life. I guess…

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8 Things I Have Learned About Prayer

8 Things I Have Learned About Prayer

About  year ago, I realized that prayer needed to be a part of my daily routine. But, first, I had to figure out some of the basics of how to pray. As I have started down the path of daily personal prayer, I was surprised to learn a few things, and I will share them with you! I am a little bit of a late-comer to the whole prayer scene. Even though I was raised in a family that went…

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Waiting and Trusting

Waiting and Trusting

God’s plan for us is for the LONG HAUL. We may not see what that long-term outcome is going to be, but we can trust that he has our eternal best interests at heart! It’s hard to wait and trust! Especially in this age of super-fast technology, waiting for anything just seems to get harder and harder. Consider, for instance, when your computer screen is displaying that little hourglass, or that churning circular cursor that means ‘wait’, and it seems…

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His Loving Gaze

His Loving Gaze

Of all the Jesus images I have seen, there is one that is far and away my favorite. And it has an amazing story to go along with the purposeful and strong yet gentle and loving image of our Savior. Now, just to note right off, it is my understanding that the information surrounding this image of Jesus hasn’t been confirmed by the Catholic Church. However, I think it is an amazing story, and the painting definitely helps me to…

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Magi Gifts For Me

Magi Gifts For Me

Today (January 7th, 2018) is the Feast of the Epiphany, and there are some interesting concepts we can glean from this event. I like to think of these as additional gifts from the Magi, beside the gold, frankincense, and myrrh that they brought for the baby King. One of my favorite reflections on the Magi is that they were able to experience an encounter with Christ as a result of seeking Him. The gift for us to open is the…

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New Year, New Blog

New Year, New Blog

New year, new blog, and a big resolution for 2018! I have had the framework of this blog set up for months and months now, but hadn’t added any content. I am not sure why, it just seemed like there was always something else I should be doing. But since January is a great time for a new beginning, I am going to dive in and see if I can get some momentum going! Yesterday in the car I had…

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