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Eileen Benthal

Eileen Benthal
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Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen

In one woman, the embodiment of mercy, faith and victory

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Eileen Benthal reflects on a friend's unwavering faith, exceptional compassion and ultimate victory in God's love.

Pandemic gave home worship new meaning

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After the COVID pandemic shut down churches last year during Lent, churches and worshippers turned to online services. It was a lifeline for many.

Seek the heart and soul within

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Whatever way families and others connect with people with developmental disabilities and brain injury, it’s important to remember they are people with hearts and souls, gifts and dreams.

COVID vaccine is a shot of hope for all, especially the medically fragile

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The more research I did, the more I realized while it was important for my husband and me to get the vaccine, it was most important for my daughter to be vaccinated.

A simple, profound truth about love

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It's hard to love someone else when we don't know love ourselves.

In all things, charity

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What is the essence of "unity" and how can we achieve it amidst deep division?

Be still and find peace in chaos

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There is something to taking the time to pray just before dawn. As the darkness yields to the light, the Spirit illuminates my mind, heart, and soul — giving me strength for the day.

There is light in the darkness of a strange, dark year

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A reflection on Christmas during the pandemic, from the vantage point of a NYC hospital room.

What are you waiting for?

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Reflections on waiting: the season of Advent in the time of the pandemic.

Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, gratitude and hope

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The mystery and the magic of the Thanksgiving holiday is the gift of gratitude.
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