Dark Devotional: Except By the Holy Spirit

by Michelle Arnold No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:3). “Grandma, have you ever been baptized?” My grandmother looked up from her magazine, and gave me a puzzled look. “I don’t know. Why?” I persisted. “You mentioned once that you were raised Methodist but sent your kidsContinue reading “Dark Devotional: Except By the Holy Spirit”

Dark Devotional: The Sky Has Fallen

by Michelle Arnold First New Testament Reading for May 29, 2022The Ascension of the Lord Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? (Acts 1:11) After what seemed, to me anyway, to be a respite from news of gun violence in America (if I’m wrong about this, don’t correct me), we’veContinue reading “Dark Devotional: The Sky Has Fallen”

The Brood: A Wild Blueprint for Inheritance

by Holly Mohr “Do I have to be Catholic when I grow up, Mommy?” The question comes from my 7-year-old in the middle of Mass, a Mass I had prepared for his sacramental preparation program. I wait a beat, quickly sifting through the thoughts of all flavors that arise for me. “You can be andContinue reading “The Brood: A Wild Blueprint for Inheritance”