WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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01/30/2017

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Suzanne

Maggie, this piece gave me goosebumps. I feel like you've articulated something that I've struggled with -- am still struggling with, in fact. I hope I find my assignment and face it with as much recognition and conviction as you are.

AmyRyb

Ever hear the Nichole Nordeman song "Fool for You"? Might be encouraging for you if you think that's what God is asking you to do :)

I personally find myself feeling paralyzed by all of this--understanding both sides but ultimately appalled that people really think Trump is doing good things. Honestly, it almost doesn't matter if there are good elements to the things he's doing right now because he's alienating at least half the country and making a mockery of his position by HOW he's doing things. I understand people's fear, but there is a whole other set of humans not entirely different from us who stand to suffer for the actions of a few. I am pro-life but have trouble with those who don't see any need for safe, legal abortion or who don't seem to understand that taking away certain options in that realm will create a whole new set of social problems. Again, I often see both sides but have no idea how to manage this place in the middle when very vocal, extreme opinions are on either side of me. We can't usually change others, so there needs to be a middle ground somewhere...but no one seems content to find it for risk it will make them "wrong".

At least you have a plan...go for it :)

katie

I had to look up the word "contend" because I couldn't wrap my mind around what it actually means.
Google tells me:
1. struggle to surmount (a difficulty or danger)
2. assert something as a position in an argument

When I see that in black and white and imagine you "contending for hope" it brings a smile to my face. Maggie you never fail to inspire me!

Sarah in Ottawa

I...have not been reading any blogs for months. I have also been struggling with many things, including what fundamentally could be described as "Questioning/doubting God's goodness".

Last night, for the first time, I heard Corie Ten Boom's forgiveness story (we're running Alpha at our parish and it's in the 3rd talk).

And today, while in prayer I wondered 'what's Maggie saying on the Catholic blog"?

I love your writing and am so thankful that you are putting this out there. I am currently doubting and resisting where I am being lead, if we're being honest. So please pray for me, as I will for you. xo

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