True Grit and the Gift

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A few of my friends and family had shared on social media a TED talk by Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D on the #1 predictor of success, when all other factors had been considered. You can watch the video if you’d like, but to sum it up: it all comes down to resilience, or grit, as she calls it.  

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How to Live Our Faith Fully Every Day

How to Live Our Faith Fully Every Day

Ah, here we are again, that time of year when we work to get back into the hustle and bustle of school and schedules. It is a time to make a plan and think ahead. It is in the midst of all this planning and running around that I keep getting the nudge to stop and contemplate what it is that I am actually doing this for. I see it as God tapping me on the shoulder saying, “Ahem, don’t leave me behind.” It is in this moment that I realize my planning isn’t incorporating the Lord in the events of everyday life.

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Be not afraid!

Be not afraid!

"Be not afraid" were the very first words from the great pope of the family, St. John Paul II, as he stepped out on to the balcony at St. Peter's Rome to greet the awaiting crowds as the newly elected pontiff. 

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Do You Believe In Grace? Marriage Edition.

Do You Believe In Grace? Marriage Edition.

I haven’t been intensely following the synod on the families, because I think I’d rather wait to hear the conclusions at the end instead of getting all worked up along the way. (picture: Byzantine wedding ring, depicting Christ uniting the bride and groom, 7th century, nielloed gold (Musée du Louvre).)

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Ascension Greetings!

Ascension Greetings!

The Irish have a great saying: ‘If you don’t go away, you can’t come back!’ which I think is a perfect way to describe how Christ’s ascension to heaven, after spending 40 intimate risen and glorified days with his Mother and close friends, must have felt and should still feel for us today.

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“Weekly Best of” Feedback May 4 – May 8, 2015

“Weekly Best of” Feedback May 4 – May 8, 2015

At first, I just saw it as a course I just had to finish, but I came to enjoy reading each lesson and the opportunity it gave for deeper thinking...

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Is Beta Marriage a Strategy for Future Relationship Success?

Is Beta Marriage a Strategy for Future Relationship Success?

How should we reply to the argument that “beta marriage” is simply a strategy for future relationship success?

Can testing a marriage out ensure its future success?

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