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Saints—On Earth and in Heaven

Simple Advice for When We Question God’s Love for Us

One of my local churches has recently distributed signs stating very simply, “We all have questions.”  Sometimes we question the very existence of God. Sometimes we question His nature: is He truly all powerful? Omnipresent? All knowing? All merciful? All loving? Can He really be concerned with every hair on our heads? Does He actually…

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A Step One Reflection: Relinquishing Our Self-Appointed Kingship

Step One: We admitted that we were powerless over [ ] – that our lives had become unmanageable. I like to say I walked into overeaters anonymous looking for help with my “diet” problems and walked away with something else entirely. Step One was a jarring experience for me. I found it much harder than…

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Driving Miss Dorothy

I write this amidst the serenity of the Prince of Peace Abbey monastery in Oceanside, CA. My eyelids feel a bit heavier than usual this evening, seemingly bearing the weight and pressure of some emotional exhaustion. A dear friend, Dorothy Byrne, who passed away on May 7, 2014, sent me here. Earlier today I had…

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