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BIS Reads // Getting Work Right

BIS Reads // Getting Work Right

With the start of the new year, the scent of freshly sharpened pencils and blank slates comes to mind. I want to do this year right. While I did not...
February 06, 2023
Weekly Wallpaper // 354

Weekly Wallpaper // 354

You are the light of the world.A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Phone Wallpaper Desktop 
February 04, 2023
How to Step into Community at Any Age

How to Step into Community at Any Age

As a young married woman at twenty-one, I was considered the baby of our neighborhood book club. We lived in an apartment complex with a healthy mix of young adults,...
February 03, 2023
Let the Ground Rest // a letter to the BIS community

Let the Ground Rest // a letter to the BIS community

Dear friend,  My mouth hung open as I read and re-read the Scripture I happened upon one day in prayer, approaching my seventh year as a worker in the vineyard...
February 01, 2023
Saint Brigid of Ireland // The Mary of the Gael

Saint Brigid of Ireland // The Mary of the Gael

Being both Irish and Catholic, it was no surprise to receive a Saint Brigid’s cross from an aunt’s trip to Ireland, on the occasion of our second daughter’s birth. While...
February 01, 2023
The Educational Philosophy of Saint John Bosco

The Educational Philosophy of Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco is famous for being a great educational reformer, yet he would probably not point to education as his success story. I imagine he would point to specific...
January 31, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 31

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 31

On this last day of January 2023, we are sent forth in love.  The fruit of divine intimacy is not only our personal wholeness and holiness, but it spills over into...
January 31, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 30

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 30

As we enter the final days of this year's Prayer Pledge, let's return to where we began. Our Faith declares that God's very being is love. 

Love is Who He is.

January 30, 2023
Finding the Lord in Fiction // 5 Fiction Books to Spiritually Renew Your Soul

Finding the Lord in Fiction // 5 Fiction Books to Spiritually Renew Your Soul

 Scripture, lives of the saints, and other spiritual readings are all ways to deepen prayer life and discover new intricacies of our faith (I’m slowly working through the Diary of...
January 30, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 29

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 29

Love is so demanding.

This is not the truth that our hearts imagine when we picture a lover. As women, our bodies and souls are designed to receive. Thus, our imaginations picture love in this good and beautiful light in which we ourselves are constantly being “poured into.”

January 29, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 28

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 28

Much of the difficulty I face at this point in my life resides in teaching children obedience, but obedience that stems from trust . . . not obligation or fear. It’s far from easy, but I know that obedience and trust are crucial for accomplishing anything in this world, from healthy relationships to thriving businesses.
January 28, 2023
Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 27

Awaken Love: The 2023 Prayer Pledge // Day 27

It was a cold February morning, and I had to drag myself to a mandatory “immersion day” for my newly declared major.
January 27, 2023