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Julia Rocchi
Big hair, big mouth, big plans.
Big hair, big mouth, big plans.
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The lesson of the table
Next up in #natureboy's repertoire of productively manly pursuits: building an outdoor farmhouse table (and enlisting help from lovely people along the way). Also, note the fun signage in picture 2. A post shared by Julia Rocchi (@jmrocchi) on May 28, 2017 ...

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A conflicted reflection inspired by #HarryPotter20 .

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When a Gryffindor becomes a Hufflepuff
"Hufflepuff? Hell no." That was my first reaction during #HarryPotter20 when I took two Hogwarts House quizzes in quick succession to find that both returned ... the badger. Buzzfeed quizzes are easy to dismiss, but scientific personality quizzes ? Much les...

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"Saying you'll live your faith and actually living it are leagues apart. I'm only now loosening my grip on my self-imposed mandate to save the world. I'm only now releasing myself from dictating outcomes. I'm only now recognizing that all of us already have the answer and the tools at hand. I merely need to do one thing -- show up -- and it. is scaring. the SHIT out of me."

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The consequences of my faith
Finding the path. Photo by Eric Minbiole/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0 "I have always said that a pious Christian can be essentially atheist in ultimate commitment. The decisive factor is whether I live the consequences of my faith. Is God my authority? Which God?" -...

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Is prayer as simple as presence?
Here? Vassilis Londos/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 I once had a spiritual director who described how she regularly had "tea with God." She'd brew a fresh cup, retire to her armchair, and watch the sun set. No recitations, no rosaries, no lectio divina . Just tea,...

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"Hope is a stubborn weed I pull with all my strength and never kill."

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Don't forget to hope
Down, never out. Kai Schreiber/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 I'd started addressing the subject of hopefulness in talks to small groups. I'd grown fond of quoting Vaclav Havel, the great Czech leader who had said that "hope" was the one things that people struggling ...

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A new pinnacle in my blogging career, where I manage to work the words "Jesus" and "YAAASSSS QUEEN" into the same reflection.

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If not now, when? And if not me, then who?
turkishdisco/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 "Who knows—perhaps it was for a time like this that you became queen?" -- Book of Esther 4:14 You know you have struck a nerve when the meeting you hoped would attract 15 people ends up drawing 50. That was the delightful re...
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