Posts by Maura

Go into the Place of Your Pain

You have to live through your pain gradually and thus deprive it of its power over you. Yes, you must go into the place of your pain, but only when you have gained some new ground. When you enter your pain simply to experience it in its rawness, it can pull you away from where…

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This Is What Really Holds You Back in Dating

By Therese Bussen I believe one huge obstacle when it comes to dating as Christians is the extremes.    But there’s another glaring obstacle when it comes to dating in a healthy way: fear. More specifically, fear of failure and fear of vulnerability.   I know tons of people who want to find the right…

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An Easter Egg Hunt of Redemption

By Maura Preszler On Holy Saturday I went to Target to get some Easter gifts for our two little boys. I know a little last minute but it could have been worse (busy mom life). We have two boys, Pio just turned 3 last week and Noah is 22 months.   It brings me so…

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Change is Hard

  By Christine Elizabeth The other day I was on a walk home and thought about how I often don’t appreciate the little things in my ordinary life. I get so caught up on what’s next, and my future. I forget to enjoy what is already so good in my life and the beauty around…

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This Lent, I’m giving up weighing myself on the scale.

By Rose This is probably the hardest Lenten sacrifice I’ve ever come up with, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to follow through. I’m really scared that on Easter, I’ll step on the scale and see it shoot up 5-10 pounds.   Weighing myself after nearly every meal or snack…

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Why Does Lent Matter to Me?

By Christine Elizabeth Lent begins on Ash Wednesday every year. It’s a time of preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. The question might arise, What does it mean for me?   If you’re Catholic you know no meat on Fridays, and focusing on prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. These are all external things, but what…

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Finding My Worth Amidst an Eating Disorder

By Faith Mosher I can’t pinpoint one event or experience that caused me to question my worth. I recognize there were many things in my life growing up and going through high school and college that had me thinking “I’m not good enough” or “I will never be worthy”  – and my perfectionism certainly did…

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It’s Not About the Food: My Recovery From Anorexia

By Maura Preszler Two months before graduating from 8th grade, while warming up before field hockey practice, I overheard two high school girls gossiping about a girl in my class who had a heavier build than I. Why are they speaking about her like that? That’s so cruel! My mind raced, I wonder if they talk about me…

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What Recovery Looks Like

By Hannah Addington I don’t remember the exact day my mind started to shift. I don’t remember when the simple choice to eat began to consume me. But I do remember that drowning feeling of being completely taken over by an eating disorder.   It was the year of 2012. I had withdrawn from my dream school, UC…

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Finding our Identity

Consider just for a moment the gaze of the Father over all of creation. As the Father gazes on all of creation, know that he sees you, that you stand out to the Lord.   As He looks upon you, He looks upon you with delight. He sees in your heart something that He has…

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