We are fallen by nature. Whether our original sin reveals itself through mental illness, a broken heart, or other such torments, we must reconcile with ourselves, God, and others...and we can prune the weeds and thistles because Christ wore a crown of thorns.
It's between 3 and 4a.m on hopeless nights.
It's between the ragged breaths and strangled heart beats.
It's between the coiled stomach and aching chest.
It's between the skirmishes of the head and the heart.
It's between the razor and the wrist.
It's between the waves and ebbs of anxiety and panic attacks.
It's between the unforgiving past and uncertain future.
That's where it is.
That's where divinity is found.
Carolyn Shields Re-entering the desert
We are living through a moment of crisis. We see it in the environment, but above all we see it in man. The human person is in danger.
Carolyn Shields And facing everything else
Carolyn Shields Seeing past that one thing…
You’re not alone on this one.
Carolyn Shields You know its name
Vanessa Marie Caron You are worthy just as you are, and you have nothing to prove.
Alison Moore A reflection on two powerful examples of women of faith.
Who says Catholics don’t love their scripture.
Emily Rizza If no one has ever told you it’s okay: it’s okay.
Gina Zmijewski Where to throw your grief
There is an answer.
Carolyn Shields Sometimes I really, really, really just don't want to.
Erin Daly When you're not healed, but healing...
Tena Jeppesen When "giving it to God" doesn't feel like enough