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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

Mute the distractions and embrace the sound of silence

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The first few days were a little hard. I had to delete apps to keep my focus and reduce the temptation to check in on my social media accounts.

Rediscover the benefits of fasting

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Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. Eileen Benthal explains why she "got a jump" on Lent this year by beginning a 90-day fast on Jan. 21 — and the benefits she's found in the practice.

Appreciating life’s ‘ordinary miracles’

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Johanna Benthal is writing a book about how to change perspective and see miracles in everyday life — “ordinary miracles.”

Reflections on New York’s new abortion law

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Truly, I have no words to describe the grief I feel over the “Reproductive Health Care Act” — allowing abortions up to delivery — that was signed into New York State Law last week. Column by Eileen Benthal

Opt for progress — not perfection

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Making resolutions for the new year can seem daunting when you look back at all you didn't accomplish in the year just ended. But rather than be discouraged about what you didn't accomplish, focus instead on progress.

Take time to enjoy the true gifts of Christmas

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Taking the time to find signs that point out the same way the Magi journeyed will help us find God in places we least expect.

Do you hear what I hear? The Christmas story reveals God’s voice in ordinary human experience

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Sit by a crèche and read the Christmas story. And let God speak to you in the ordinary experiences of your life to see the ways in which his extraordinary plans are unfolding in you.

It’s Christmas — what are you waiting for?

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Beneath all the glitter of this commercialized season, I know many people who are waiting for much greater things than a neatly wrapped gift beneath a Christmas tree.

Gratitude flows from the trials we endure

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A blind man’s ability to see life with greater purpose caused the grace of gratitude to overflow into my life this Thanksgiving.

How a walk in a cemetery can bring peace and perspective

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The quiet, peaceful atmosphere of a cemetery makes it a comfortable place to pray.
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