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Waiting at the altarJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most girls have thought about their weddings at least once or twice before they've met someone they'd ever think of marrying. In fact, a whole lot of us begin imagining our "dream weddings" long before ...

More than talk Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

In the late 1960s, nothing was stable and everything was in motion. Racial injustice, the Vietnam war, and feminism mixed with a youth culture of rebellion in what many of us experienced as a societal ...

High hopesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

In English, "hope" is a word much like "love." You can use it for just about everything. I can hope for good weather, hope to hear from a friend, hope to sell my house, hope the roast doesn't burn, and ...

Transitions Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

In a few weeks, my husband and I will get on a plane with our youngest daughter and help her move into a dorm room to begin her freshman year of college. Now that it is finally happening, it's hard to ...

Crashing wavesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm a very emotional person. And by "very," I really mean "overly." I don't just feel one way or another. Most of what I feel crashes on my inner shores in big, dramatic waves with a lot of foam and spray. ...

Broken body Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When people come into the Church from outside her, there's a high probability it had something to do with the Eucharist. When people return to the Church after years of absence or even a brief period, ...

Gifts and fruitsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Come, Holy Spirit! There is no prayer more central to our Christian faith -- and no request more likely to be answered. God, in all his mystery and love, pours himself into humanity in Christ Jesus. And ...

Unless the Lord builds the house Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

We received notification that the house around the corner from us had been condemned and was going to be demolished. But when the heavy equipment arrived to tear it down, I couldn't help but feel sad. ...