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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.”

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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