Love and Vulnerability

Posted by Clare Kilbane on Feb 13, 2020 7:23:00 AM

Relocating is different from moving. This was one of the first things my husband, daughter, and I learned when transplanting ourselves, our stuff, and our lives from one mid-western city to another. Sure, both involve packing (and unpacking), finding a new place to store the Crock Pot, and identifying a good route for walking the dog. But relocation, because it involves moving across the country rather than just across the street, involves a much bigger transition. Starting over in a new community, new schools, and new jobs, involves transitioning one’s whole life. For this reason it is an entirely different enterprise and poses unique challenges. One challenge I had not fully anticipated was making new friends.

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Topics: C.S. Lewis, love, friendship, vulnerability

Give Group Prayer a Try

Posted by Teresa Coda on Jul 30, 2019 5:08:22 PM

When a good friend proposed the idea of a weekly prayer group to our shared circle of friends, I jumped on the idea. My confession is that the eagerness I felt had less to do with the idea of praying and more to do with the thought of seeing this group of women regularly. We’re in a long-distance series of friendships, spanning two time zones and four states, and the prospect of having a particular reason to meet through video chatting every Tuesday thrilled me.

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Topics: prayer, Scriptures, lectio divina, friendship

Cultivating docility, a virtue for life's decisions

Posted by Theresa Smart on Apr 25, 2019 7:04:00 AM

 

It is not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18).

The ol’ rugged individualism used to be a mark of American pride, but our culture is discovering the folly of self-reliance.

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Topics: discipleship, virtue, friendship, discernment

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