January 26, 2015
So I heard the boys were throwing some shade. Daniel Paris decided to write a really adorable little piece in response my “Hidden Traumas of Catholic Womanhood” post. He actually tried to say that Catholic men have it harder than Catholic women.
January 23, 2015
There are many words I use every day that I’ve realized I know little about. Grace, infinite, love, and the subject of this post: dignity. Sure, it sounds like a simple and common word—but what does it actually mean? Attach a qualifier to it, and the question becomes even bigger. What is human dignity?
January 22, 2015
One of my favorite lines in the Hobbit is the slightly ticked-off response Gandalf gives to the dwarves when they discover, with grumbling, that bumbling Bilbo Baggins will be a part of their team. Gandalf says, "I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you… There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea about himself.”
January 21, 2015
Jonathan and I adopted our first child in November.
Since that time, one comment we've heard fairly often is, "You guys are amazing! What a great thing you've done!"—or something along those lines.
But here today, in this post, I want to set the story straight.
January 19, 2015
I have a confession to make: I am terrible at talking about controversial apologetics issues. Give me a heart who needs to know it is loved and a soul suffering from loneliness, and I am all over it. But explaining to a friend why she shouldn’t be on birth control? My palms get sweaty, and suddenly my vocabulary mainly consists of “Ummmms” and “Uhhhhs.”
January 15, 2015
I looked through the anonymous posting app Yik Yak during SEEK. This is what students were saying.
January 14, 2015
I’d never felt exhaustion like this before. We’d been walking for almost 11 hours; that was longer than the amount of sleep we’d had in the past two nights combined. We were running out of water and it was the hottest part of the day. Every single muscle in my leg was screaming with pain and I literally didn’t think I could push myself anymore.
January 12, 2015
The first 5 days of January 2015 something amazing happened. Over 9,000 people gathered in one of the largest hotels in America to SEEK “what moves you.”
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