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Lianna is a case manager for refugees in Ohio. Becoming "the best version of herself" and inspiring others to do the same is her aim. She enjoys writing, learning about other cultures, and trying to pick up other languages.

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Embracing Every Season

September 11, AD 2016 2 Comments
Embracing Every Season

Yet another summer has slipped away, remaining only a memory. Just like nature, the seasons of our lives changing is inevitable; it doesn’t always happen with our consent, however. With any season of change in our life, we can be tempted to hold on to what was. Change isn’t always comfortable. But grasping onto the […]

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Learning Gratitude When Life is Tough

August 7, AD 2016 2 Comments
Learning Gratitude When Life is Tough

Are you in a situation where you are discontent with circumstances? Have you ever wished that things could just turn around? We could waste our lives wishing that situations were different. We must learn to be content where we are during the times when life is less than desirable. The Lord uses every circumstance of our […]

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Jesus: The Great Interrupter

July 17, AD 2016 1 Comment
Jesus: The Great Interrupter

“Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.”-Matthew 4:18-22 A few months ago, I heard a sermon that really […]

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Retreat and Refresh

June 10, AD 2016 0 Comments
Retreat and Refresh

Every Christian should make time for a retreat. Retreats help to rejuvenate a person spiritually, mentally, and sometimes even physically. Think you’re too busy for a retreat? Even Jesus went away sometimes. He “retreated” from the people He loved and His ministry in order to pray and reflect. He asked His disciples to do so, […]

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“Unleashed” Book Review

April 15, AD 2016 0 Comments
“Unleashed” Book Review

Are you a woman who desires a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit and yearns to see the ways that God is communicating with you each day? Are you seeking freedom from the habits that enslave you? “Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You ” by Sonja Corbitt could be just […]

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The Sorrows of St. Joseph

March 18, AD 2016 1 Comment
The Sorrows of St. Joseph

On March 19, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph. Though he had the treasure of living with the holiest, most amazing two people to ever live, the life of St. Joseph was filled with sorrows- but these sorrows eventually brought joy. Like us, St. Joseph didn’t know how the sorrows of his life […]

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Sacrifice and Solidarity

February 21, AD 2016 0 Comments
Sacrifice and Solidarity

Lent is a time of increased prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Paragraph 1438 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that: “The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of the Church’s penitential practice. […]

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Your Wait is Not in Vain

January 22, AD 2016 9 Comments
Your Wait is Not in Vain

Waiting is a theme in every human being’s life. Nothing that we aspire to or achieve comes without some sort of waiting period. Most people struggle with waiting, yet, a wait is actually a blessing as it prepares one for greater things ahead, and often greater and newer challenges. God gives us the gift of […]

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A Baby Changes Everything

December 25, AD 2015 0 Comments
A Baby Changes Everything

A baby changes everything. Any person who has become a parent knows the truth of this statement. Every aspect of his or her life is forever altered. At Christmastime, we celebrate the birth of a very special Baby. Isaiah foretold in chapter 9 verse 6 that the Child “will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, […]

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Mary’s Yes, and Yours

November 29, AD 2015 0 Comments
Mary’s Yes, and Yours

Advent has come upon us. We watch and wait with Mary, as her fiat, her “yes” to God’s will comes to fruition. The Annunciation isn’t an event that makes sense on a purely human level. Mary was just a young girl—and God asked her to carry the Savior of the world within her, conceived by […]

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The Gift of Encouragement

October 30, AD 2015 0 Comments
The Gift of Encouragement

“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 If you’ve experienced encouragement at the just the right time, you know the truth of the verse above. A word of […]

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End Your Day With the Examen

October 2, AD 2015 3 Comments
End Your Day With the Examen

Praying the Examen is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. St. Ignatius of Loyola popularized this method of prayer. The Examen is similar to an examination of conscience, but there a few added pieces- the Examen gives you an overall picture of the day and helps you to see God’s […]

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