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Elise Hilton
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Anointing of the Sick and a mission I didn't ask for
At Mass, this past Sunday, we celebrated the Anointing of the Sick. I've never figured out why more people don't avail themselves of this sacrament, especially since it's one where the recipient really doesn't have to DO anything (other than pray and receiv...
At Mass, this past Sunday, we celebrated the Anointing of the Sick. I've never figured out why more people don't avail themselves of this sacrament, especially since it's one where the recipient really doesn't have to DO anyt...
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Sleeping on the floor with Jesus
artist C. Michael Dudash I live the Franciscan life by choice - after all, Dear Husband and I are in formation with a Franciscan order of sisters, they've been our spiritual advisors and  have been for many years. I've said here before I'm not a very good F...
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So close to Jesus
Solomon Kadavoor - artist This past Sunday, at Mass, Dear Husband and I had the great good fortune of having a dad, toddler and infant sit next to us in the front pew. "Good fortune?" you say. Sounds horrible. Kids are so distracting. Put 'em in the nursery...
Solomon Kadavoor - artist This past Sunday, at Mass, Dear Husband and I had the great good fortune of having a dad, toddler and infant sit next to us in the front pew. "Good fortune?" you say. Sounds horrible. Kids are so dis...
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Fading Into Friday
It's been a long week. Monday was just ... bad. I ticked off our IT guy at work by opening up one of those d*%$ emails that as soon as you click on it, you think, "Oops." So I trotted over to his office, and he promptly yelled at me. Like I was a child. Or ...
It's been a long week. Monday was just ... bad. I ticked off our IT guy at work by opening up one of those d*%$ emails that as soon as you click on it, you think, "Oops." So I trotted over to his office, and he promptly yelle...
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Broken Mary: Putting the pieces of faith back together
I just finished reading " Broken Mary ." You should read it, too. When I was in high school, music was a HUGE part of my life. However, I depended on my friends being able to scout out the really good stuff: the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, U2. I lived in a ...
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Soccer, world peace and a few observations
I am not really a soccer fan. However, I am a huge fan of my husband, and he is a huge fan of soccer. I play along. A couple of years ago, we went to see two Premiere League teams (that's Britain's top soccer league) play in Ann Arbor, at what we Michigande...
I am not really a soccer fan. However, I am a huge fan of my husband, and he is a huge fan of soccer. I play along. A couple of years ago, we went to see two Premiere League teams (that's Britain's top soccer league) play in ...
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Suffering: Not about courage
"The Crucifixion" - el Greco I was awake at 5 a.m. this morning. That netted me about 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep, which is pretty good for me these days. I was sleeping in the recliner in my office, a common deal for me now, as the recliner is more comf...
"The Crucifixion" - el Greco I was awake at 5 a.m. this morning. That netted me about 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep, which is pretty good for me these days. I was sleeping in the recliner in my office, a common deal for me n...
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Learning from Mother Teresa
I admit: I never had much of a warm, fuzzy spot for Mother Teresa. I realize she's a holy woman, a saint, and I admired her work while on earth. But, you know how it is: just like we warm up to people here on earth and find our besties, we do the same with ...
I admit: I never had much of a warm, fuzzy spot for Mother Teresa. I realize she's a holy woman, a saint, and I admired her work while on earth. But, you know how it is: just like we warm up to people here on earth and find o...
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Can you be a wimp and a saint?
Hubby and I spent about 6 hours in the car yesterday to go see the neurosurgeon at the university hospital about this (non-cancerous) spinal tumor I have. The appointment basically consisted of him telling us that, in the last 3 months, the tumor has not gr...
Hubby and I spent about 6 hours in the car yesterday to go see the neurosurgeon at the university hospital about this (non-cancerous) spinal tumor I have. The appointment basically consisted of him telling us that, in the las...
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Learning to love and protect a little girl, a Child of the King
This little girl is five. She does not like the curls in hair, because it means sleeping in curlers, which are pokey and they hurt. She loves her new dress though, even though it's itchy. She's a little sad too, because her sisters both get to wear long yel...
This little girl is five. She does not like the curls in hair, because it means sleeping in curlers, which are pokey and they hurt. She loves her new dress though, even though it's itchy. She's a little sad too, because her s...
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If you're ill, don't shy away from God.
There was a time when lepers had to carry bells and loudly announce their presence, so that the "clean" people would have time to seek shelter from them. Illnesses were blamed in parental sins, or even farther back the family chain. When the AIDS epidemic f...
There was a time when lepers had to carry bells and loudly announce their presence, so that the "clean" people would have time to seek shelter from them. Illnesses were blamed in parental sins, or even farther back the family...
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Peace, Lord, Peace!
I think we are all exhausted. The endless stream of shootings, fallen police officers, guns, political pukings .... I know I want to turn it all off. I can't - my job literally requires me to be on social media all the time. I cannot recall a time (in my li...
I think we are all exhausted. The endless stream of shootings, fallen police officers, guns, political pukings .... I know I want to turn it all off. I can't - my job literally requires me to be on social media all the time. ...
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Communications Specialist at Acton Institute, Catholic blogger
Introduction
I love my jobs: my one outside the home and my one inside the home! I'm a happily married mom of 5, and author of the blog "Kissing the Leper".
Education
  • Alma College
    world religions, 1983 - 1987
  • Western Michigan University
    world religions, 1992 - 1994
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Communications Specialist, mom, blogger
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social media, public speaking, writing, teaching, logistics
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  • Acton Institute
    Marketing Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Muskegon Catholic High School
    Religion Teacher
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Pastoral Associate
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Elise Graveline Hilton
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This man frightened my daughter. He spent more time explaining his record-keeping system than attending to her. I would not recommend their services to anyone.
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I have been here twice, both times for pedicures. I will not go back. The first time was okay. The second time I went, the man doing the pedicure seemed liked he could hardly be bothered. He was distracted the entire time, rarely spoke to me but engaged in conversation with many others in the shop. At one point, he tore off a part of my toenail. When I yelped, "That hurt!" he replied, "No, it didn't." Really?? Bad service, incompetent staff and unfriendly atmosphere. Nothing here to like.
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