Author Archives: MarlenaGraves

The Givenness of Our Lives

All of you are gifted. All. There are so many things you do, and virtues you have, that I do not possess. How about we admire the good and giftedness that we bring without pummeling ourselves for not possessing a … Continue reading

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How Should We Live? This Posture:

Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. ~ C.S. Lewis Or as Jesus said it, Love God with everything you are and your neighbor as yourself.

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We’re Worshiping the Counterfeit Trinity

My Twitter acquaintance, Christie Love, reminded me of these words from C.S. Lewis, “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” You … Continue reading

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Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar, & Becoming Like Jesus

It’s another day and another Christian public figure is embroiled in scandal. Lately it has been sexual scandals with more conservative Christian men scandalizing us.¬†Which makes it even worse since these men are often most vocal about family values. Yet, … Continue reading

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Change the Way You Seek Happiness

Thomas Keating writes that, repentance means “to change the way in which you are looking for happiness.” We are all, every one of us, looking for joy and peace – contentment. We want to rest from the rat race. We … Continue reading

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