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PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Proverbs 31

**NOTE: This post is the first of a two-part series. This one is for the girls, but if you’re a guy, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a girl of God should act.**

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The ‘Proverbs 31 girl’…I don’t think I’ve ever heard that term until I joined Twitter’s vast Christian Anon community.

Everywhere I looked, I saw comments such as these from girls:

“I want to be a Proverbs 31 girl!”

“Trying to be the girl I was created to be. #Proverbs31” 

“I thought I was grown up enough, but looks like I have more growing to do. #Proverbs31Girl”

Or comments such as these from the guys: Read the rest of this entry »

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We’ve read the story of our Savior’s birth, and about the gifts presented to Him by the Magi countless times.We’ve heard the Christmas carol ‘We Three Kings’ almost as much.

Yet still the three kings intrigue me…and this is why: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon I Had To Do Something…So I Wrote A Post

A couple of months ago, I found an article that really bothered me.

So much so, that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick it apart. (AKA ‘do something’ in the only way I know how.) It first caught my attention because of the title: “No joke this time: Is the Pope Catholic?”.
If you know me, then you probably know I looked Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Come Holy Spirit! (Part 1)

This post is the first out of three in a series I call, ‘Come Holy Spirit!’ The title reflects my personal experiences from this past July, which focuses on receiving my Sacrament of Confirmation, and also my experience at CatholicTV as a co-host providing live television coverage of World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I have 2 hopeful purposes for sharing this piece of my life with you. 

  • To express how much it meant to me, to celebrate the beautiful Sacrament of Confirmation, in the hope that those of you who are preparing to make your own Confirmation will appreciate it as much as I do, and understand why it’s such a big step in your journey as a young Catholic!
  • To show you that with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can do anything!!!

I hope you enjoy this personal witness series!

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July 20-28, 2013, was probably the biggest, most exciting Read the rest of this entry »

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Since 2006, I have kept a ‘Quote Book’ on and off. If I found a quote in a book, online, in a song, or when someone said something inspiring to me, I would write it down in my notebook. It began as a way for me to practice my cursive writing and memorize some Bible verses in 3rd grade. When I had to pack my belongings to protect them from the construction being done on our house, that notebook sat in a box until 2010, when I rediscovered it. Then, it became a leisurely notebook for me to write quotes in whenever I found one to ‘file away’. (Kind of like a low-tech Pinterest. 😉 ) 

A couple months ago, I was reading through my quote book Read the rest of this entry »

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I am happy to present to you, the very first interview for my Witness series here on Just Shine On!

Father Mark and I first met each other through a slightly embarrassing (for me, anyway) Confessional experience, that happened at a God of This City tour in Marshfield. He swears he doesn’t remember a thing. (God bless him.) In a nutshell, I entered the wrong door, in a 2-door confessional, of which I had not previously been familiar with, and found myself in his presence in a very small, confined space. He kindly directed me next door. ; )

Several months later, Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon About the “Witnesses” Collection

Witness

Do you know some witnesses?

I have been blessed to meet some along my journey in life. The Witnesses posts are interviews with various people who live their lives in a way that brightly reflects Christ’s love, through their actions, ministries and vocations. Whether clergy, lay people, or young people doing hard and good things, it is my hope that their living example might inspire us all in our own Christian walk, closer to Christ.  ~Alexis Grace

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