On ashes and prayer: how being uncomfortable challenges us

Did you know that Ash Wednesday is the most attended mass for all Catholics in the United States? And it’s not even a required mass to go to, in the way Sunday masses and ...
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What a hurricane taught me about Lent

Growing up, I hated the season of Lent. I despised it. I would ask myself “Why in the world do I believe in a church that makes me give up good things for God? It just feels ...
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Is it okay to meditate as a Catholic?

  With the rise of Headspace, Calm, and all of the other mindfulness meditation apps, those of us coming from a Christian background can have a lot of very good questions: are ...
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Have trouble disconnecting? Try prayer

Finding True Peace In the Age of Technology Overload
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Coincidence or God?

This post is about a revelation. It’s about tying together all the little pieces of my life that brought me to the moment that I decided to join Hallow. The journey to clarity ...
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Sometimes, I Make (A LOT of) Noise in Prayer...

Now that the Christmas season officially ended this past Sunday, I realize that the only thing about Christmas I don’t like… well, maybe, the only Christmas song I’m not ...
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How prayer led me to quit my job and move across the country

Yesterday over dinner someone asked me if Hallow had changed my life. I answered “Of course, it has drastically improved my faith life, and I am now praying in a number of ways ...
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The 9 books that helped make me a Christian

I have written in a few of our posts about the power of a collection of great books and the impact that they have had throughout my faith journey.
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My journey from atheist to maybe a Christian (2/2)

This post is a continuation of the discussion that began in an earlier blog post about my journey toward becoming a Christian. It picks up where the first left off. 
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My journey from atheist to maybe a Christian (1/2)

As I discussed in our e-book, 3 ways to renew your prayer life, my faith journey has been one of re-discovery. The first step for me in this re-discovery was mostly ...
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