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Kelly J. Henson

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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 →

Lent: A Season for Hidden Growth

April is the cruelest month...” When I used to teach T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” to North Carolina high school students, they always stopped right there at the first line in consternation. How could anyone think spring is cruel? The... Continue Reading →

New Book! Spirit and Life

This Fall, thanks to the talented editor Rose Rea, I had the honor to contribute a reflection on the Eucharist to the beautiful new book, Spirit and Life, released by Sophia Press in March 2019. I love the intention of... Continue Reading →

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