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Kelly J. Henson

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Mending the broken

"God is always at work mending our world, even when we struggle to see with the eyes of hope. He lives an eternal Easter, even when we feel stuck in a perpetual Holy Saturday."

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 →

St. Joseph and the delight of love

Baby smiles are irresistible, especially when you are the object of the little one’s delight. We have a smiling 4-month-old in our home right now. His siblings and parents will do any number of antics to make him grin. But,... 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 →

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 →

Motherhood (Part 1): Is Motherhood an Art or a Science?

Intro I've been reading and thinking and praying a lot, and usually that leads to me writing as a way of solidifying and recording my own thought process. So, as I try to refocus on important things in the final... Continue Reading →

Mary the Dawn & Waking Up Slowly

When we embrace mystery and wonder at the start of our day, we realize that there is a greater reality than our dirty dishes and to do lists. Our efforts and works of the day are important, but only in so far as they serve a greater purpose.

Mama Chicken Can’t Get a Break

Mama Blue hatched her first batch of eggs this Spring and five fuzzy youngsters joined our happy flock. But this week, the chicks are officially at that awkward "toddler" chick stage, and let's just say I can truly relate to... Continue Reading →

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