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Eileen Benthal

Life is unpredictable, but how we respond to life is within our control

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We may not be able to control what happens to us and around us — but we can control our response.

A Mother’s Day reflection

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To my fellow “medical mamas” the ones I know and the ones whose eyes I meet while walking through the hospital halls — I wish you endless strength today.

Immerse the world in the ocean of mercy

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The Divine Mercy devotion started with a nun in Poland

Learning to take life one day at a time

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If you ask parents of kids with disabilities what they fear the most, many — if not all — would say, “the future.” It is the future that keeps us lying awake at night. The future is only as far as our worries take us.

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.

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.
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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.

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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