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Kelly J. Henson

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Parenting

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.”

Sacramental momentum: What comes after the certificate?

Last year when my son received the sacrament of confession for the first time, my husband and I heard other parents talking about their plans to “make it special” with a dinner out, dessert or a gift. My first thought... 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 →

Motherhood (Part III): The Home–A place of fasting

My kids created a game that they are playing right now. I printed off complicated "adult" coloring pages for them of castles and peacocks, but they chose some limitations for themselves. Every time they want to change colors, they have... Continue Reading →

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