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Natalie Liounis

On Letting Go

Natalie Liounis

I recently described my current relationship with God as a game of freeze tag. He’s “it,” and I’m running. Because if I allow Him to catch me, I’m afraid I’ll be stuck somewhere my flesh doesn’t want to be, even though it’s something my soul longs for. He is chasing me with living water to…

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Shout Unto God

Natalie Liounis

Near the end of April, I went to the emergency room with pain I had felt only once before, back in December. It is the worst pain I have ever felt. It starts feeling like gas discomfort beneath my rib cage, and then it gradually spreads north to my chest and upper back, where it…

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Forevermore

If you had told me last May that within the next four months, we would be moving yet again to a different city because I would be willingly returning to higher education and taking a 50% pay cut, I would have laughed in your face. I had, after all, just gotten promoted, and that came…

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A Lot Like Lent

Without Easter, our faith means nothing

Growing up Catholic, Lent meant the forty days that I would spend avoiding pop (Pittsburghese for “soda,” if you didn’t know) and eating fried fish on Fridays, or sometimes cheese pizza. Growing up in Catholic school, Lent meant going to mass on a Wednesday and getting ashes put on my forehead, and doing the Stations…

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