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Essays

Unabashed Joy: Chasing Smiles Even in the Midst of Sorrow

Unabashed Joy: Chasing Smiles Even in the Midst of Sorrow

Do we really believe we are so unworthy of joy? Or that joy is something vapid and phony? It reminds me of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which has one of the most dismal openings I have ever encountered: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” These words compose one of the most famous introductions in literature. They assume a tone of wisdom and insight. Yet, they could not be more false

What if I am Not a Good Spouse?

What if I am Not a Good Spouse?

Something is disorienting about marriage. You take two wildly different human beings, with excruciatingly different upbringings, who possess so many unique nuances and join them together. Cue bliss and romance and awe, until suddenly you realize you are yoked with another imperfect being, with his own crosses, that are now your crosses too. Wait. What did I sign up for again?

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Scarlet Letter Saints: Three Women Who Prove That Nothing is Impossible for God

Scarlet Letter Saints: Three Women Who Prove That Nothing is Impossible for God

Sainthood is not for just a few exceptional souls; it is for everyone. God created all of us for Heaven; that means He created YOU to be a SAINT.
However, it’s up to you whether or not you wish to respond.

Maybe we think that our sins are just too great, our past too heavy, or our wills too weak.
“How could I ever be as docile and sweet as St. Therese?”
“How could I ever give up the glories of this world?”
“I’m too attached to my sins.”
Whatever it may be, what are the excuses that hold you back? And in turn, I ask, “Is there anything too hard for God?” Gen. 18:14

A wise man once told me, “your sanctity is ultimately God’s project. That is very freeing. God only asks you to follow.”

Here are three women who lived crazy, scandalous lives. Yet, through the grace of God, they gave up the world and became awe-inspiring saints

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