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The Well’s Summer Book Recommendations

We reached out to some “well-read” women here in Des Moines and asked for their summer reading recommendations. Now we have a whole bunch of interesting titles to explore.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. This week on the blog, Julie Nelson gives us 5 ways to invite the Holy Spirit into our own lives.

Watching Clouds Go By

“By flipping our mind and heart switches, we can embrace opportunities to squander time together.” For some of us, wasting time with loved ones is a lost art. On the blog today, Nannet Horton shares 7 simple ways to squander time.

For Everything There is a Season

May is Mental Health Awareness month which is timely in our current situation of facing the unknown daily. Today, Cindy Clefisch reflects on her own journey with depression and anxiety and a reminder of what God promises.

We, Easter People

It is still the Easter season and so in The Well’s latest blog post, Nannet Horton reflects on this and how “The small deaths we suffer through life losses can be occasions for new life…”

Our Long Road to Emmaus

“Feeling ex-communicated and bitter at big tech for driving how we communicate these days, the last thing I wanted to do that Sunday morning was passively watch Mass livestreamed on the Internet … but in between garbled bits of streaming audio, the priest said something I needed to hear AND miraculously heard it.” In her latest post for The Well, Lisa Schmidt invites us to consider how this time in history is like the long road to Emmaus.

May Crowning

“And in that moment I could hear Mary offering me a gentle encouragement: give Jesus His crown back.” Mary Conway shares her latest insights into a May unlike any other.