New blogpost at The Well today is courtesy Cindy Clefisch. Note from Cindy: This post isn’t what I had intended as my second post. I promise the next one will continue the story of our commitment to fight for the life of our son. I just couldn’t ignore these current events.
Deep within our human brain lies a small region where our sense of disgust for self or other is formed, processed, and triggered. But in the exact same brain region, so too is compassion formed, processed, and triggered. You can make a conscious choice to go in one of two directions: to harm or to comfort; to hate or to love; to destroy or to support. Social psychologist Heidi Lepper Barrett shares more in this reflection.
Note: Cindy will be sharing a series of blogposts on protecting life, both during her pregnancy and after her son was born. This is the first post in her series.
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You are invited to save the date for Saturday, March 2 and join us as we spiritually prepare to enter into the Lenten season. Based on the work of Fr. Jacques Philippe, we will begin a conversation on how to achieve and maintain peace of heart, especially when we find ourselves confronted with circumstances provoking anxiety and restlessness.
“Maybe this year you can keep that manger scene up after the Christmas tree has come down. Maybe you can leave those wise men for their own spotlight. They could appear after Christmas and slowly, ever so slowly, make their way to the Christ Child. And during that journey, allow some quiet time for your own epiphany.” – Cindy Clefisch
In honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12), Bonnie Shaw provides our December reflection and shares how three special friends have drawn her closer to Our Lady.
“No, you’re not a household name, but you are called to spread His word and love in your circle of influence. We’re not expected to be remembered by generations to come, but certainly you can leave your mark on your own generation.” – Cindy Clefisch As All Saints Day brings the stories of the heroes Read more about My Insignificant Life[…]
“Do you have a favorite saint that few people have ever heard of? Perhaps a story of one of the famous ones most people wouldn’t know? I invite you to tell that story! Because when we know the stories of the Saints, the Litany transforms from a monotonous intonation of names into fond remembrance of friends.” Here is Mary Conway’s family story. What’s yours?
“In every teardrop is the heart’s desire. With spiritual mystery, Jesus will fulfill my desires in ways unimaginable. Yes, having reviewed her resume, I found St. Therese to be a great asset to Team Nelson.” – Julie Nelson