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Author Archive: Liesl Bee

Liesl is a single Catholic woman who hails from the great state of Ohio, but now resides in the just-as-great state of Virginia. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in English Literature in 2009 and from The George Washington University with a M.Sc. in Chemistry in 2011. She spends her days working for the government, and her evenings figuring out what to cook for dinner. In her free time, she enjoys music, running, thrifting, baking, cheering on the Washington Nationals, singing about being sixteen going on seventeen, and making people laugh. You can find her at her blog The Spiritual Workout or on twitter @LieslChirps.

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The Look

April 21, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Look

After arresting him they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest; Peter was following at a distance. They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter sat down with them. When a maid saw him seated in the light, she looked intently […]

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A Review of At Play in God’s Creation: An Illuminating Coloring Book

November 16, AD 2016 0 Comments
A Review of At Play in God’s Creation: An Illuminating Coloring Book

I jumped at the chance to review AT PLAY IN GOD’S CREATION: AN ILLUMINATING COLORING BOOK, because as the kid in all of us knows, nothing soothes quite like taking some crayons/markers/colored pencils to paper. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this coloring book is so much more than the child-like therapy we originally think […]

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Spiritual Lessons with Elisabeth Leseur

August 30, AD 2016 1 Comment
Spiritual Lessons with Elisabeth Leseur

I first encountered Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur about five years ago when I was towards the beginning stages of my spiritual dry spell. The Magnificat had included a reflection of hers that reads: “Those who seem to be spiritually dead are not always those least accessible to the divine Word; when wood is dead, […]

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In Defense of Chocolate

February 2, AD 2016 0 Comments
In Defense of Chocolate

Lent is just around the corner, which means blog posts galore will circle the internet telling you what you should give up for Lent. In recent years, I’ve also seen a number of posts and memes making the rounds that tell you what you should not give up for Lent—mainly, chocolate.  While the intentions of […]

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5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, AD 2016 0 Comments
5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions usually seem to be focused on doing things to improve our physical health such as losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising more.  While it is important to evaluate our physical health and work to make changes, we also shouldn’t forget about our spiritual health.  If we put as much effort into improving […]

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Mary’s Advent

December 8, AD 2015 0 Comments
Mary’s Advent

The season of Advent is a time for waiting, preparing, and eagerly anticipating the birth of Christ.  It seems like no one could understand this period of time more than Mary, as she waited what probably seemed like a very long nine months for the birth of her son. You could say that Mary’s personal […]

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Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

September 15, AD 2015 26 Comments
Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

I have a confession to make. Well, if you read the title of this post, you already know, but here it is again: Pope Francis makes me uncomfortable. I know that as a Catholic I am probably not supposed to say that (or feel that way), but it’s true. Ever since he was elected Pope, […]

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Running with God

August 18, AD 2015 0 Comments
Running with God

Earlier this summer, I was pleasantly surprised when I received my mid-year fitness summary: I had run over 100 miles in the previous four months. For those of you who have been running your whole lives, this probably seems like nothing; but to me, who hadn’t run more than maybe one-tenth of a mile straight […]

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Living in the Noise

July 21, AD 2015 2 Comments
Living in the Noise

Recently, I went to a Sunday night baseball game to cheer on my beloved Washington Nationals.  When the Nats play on Sundays, the local parish offers an extra Mass for baseball fans coming to the game, affectionately called #NatsMass. Not only is it the perfect way to attend Mass right before the game – still […]

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3 Simple Prayers for When Praying is Hard

June 30, AD 2015 3 Comments
3 Simple Prayers for When Praying is Hard

Every Christian has at least one time in their faith journey when they feel spiritually dry. For some, this time in the spiritual desert lasts for a brief period of time and for others it lasts for a lifetime. While spiritual dry spells can encourage great spiritual growth, they are also a very trying time […]

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Be a Window

November 5, AD 2014 2 Comments
Be a Window

Have you ever met someone who just seems to radiate Christ with every fiber of his or her being; where you can just see their love for God reflecting from their bodies? It’s a sort of aura, a glow, that just emanates out and has the profound power to draw people in. It’s a joy that is shown […]

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