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Kelly J. Henson

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Hospitality during quarantine

The other day, I was stung by a bee while doing dishes ... inside. Honestly, after my first yelp of surprise, my predominant feeling was empathy. The poor bee had accidentally flown into our home looking for pollen-heavy blossoms. Instead,... Continue Reading →

The power of enough

As I sat looking fixedly at my spring and summer calendar, I felt the perennial question that torments parents surfacing in my mind, “Is it enough?” . . . . The reality is that this intangible standard of enough cannot... Continue Reading →

One minivan-full of blessings

Waiting is hard. Waiting for pain that you know is coming is the sweat of the Agony of the Garden. Waiting for a joy that you hope for is the extended, held breath of Holy Saturday. Right now, I’m waiting... Continue Reading →

Transfiguration: When family gets annoying

As I watch my children grow, I have realized that God frequently gives us more than one Mount Tabor moment in our lives. There are “mini-Tabors” just as there are “mini-Calvaries.”

A Transforming Beauty

Radiant Magazine has been such a fun publication to work for the last couple of years. I love their commitment to quality content and visuals that inspire and uplift young, Catholic women. In their last issues, Summer 2019, I had... Continue Reading →

June: A month for ‘Pride’ or a burning heart?

The antidote to a world full of shame and shaming is not pride, it is humility. True humility, as made manifest in the Sacred Heart, is the prerequisite both for giving and for receiving authentic love. Humility knows and loves... Continue Reading →

2019 is the Year for Candles & Cake!

Let's be honest, New Year's resolutions are hard to keep. Check out my Catholic News Herald article for a new habit you might be excited to keep all year long ... Why is it that we tend to make New... Continue Reading →

Advent: What will you imagine?

Hello friends! I have a new op-ed column over at the Catholic News Herald. I hope to offer practical tips and stories to help families integrate Faith into daily life. What topics would you like to hear about? This month's... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part IV): The Home — A Place of Celebration

Celebration is an act of memory. Memory fuels our souls. It gives us deep droughts of joy and even pools of suffering from which we can ponder the reflection of the wounded Christ in our midst. The narratives of our... Continue Reading →

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