Amber Kinloch

How to Sanctify Your Driving

How to Sanctify Your Driving

Driving is one of the most common human activities. A lot of us spend a great deal of time behind the wheel. During this time, we confront a number of dangers and temptations as well as opportunities to grow in virtue.

Given all this, it’s worthwhile to consider how we might sanctify this activity.

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Filling Our Jars with Water

Filling Our Jars with Water

There are many points to meditate on in John’s account of the wedding at Cana. Jesus’ command to the servers has especially attracted my notice.

“Fill the jars with water.”

What a simple order. Anyone can do this. What this means is that…

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More Than Repaired—Transformed

More Than Repaired—Transformed

Have you ever felt broken beyond repair?

Fr. J. shared a story of how he once broke a precious vase. He could have fixed the vase, but to no avail. Even if every piece were glued back into place, you’d still see the multitude of cracks running through the vase.

Sometimes, we resemble that vase and we wonder: Can God fix me and, if so, why doesn’t He?

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Contemplating the Good in Others

Contemplating the Good in Others

I had coffee recently with my friend Frances. We were talking about the struggle all of us encounter at times when people fail to understand us. Frances then shared with me a beautiful image God planted in her mind regarding this difficulty.

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Preparing for Mass

Preparing for Mass

Do you prepare for Mass?

We prepare for so many things—work, school, a birthday party, a vacation—so as to do or enjoy those things as best we can.

Likewise, we need to prepare to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass. It is…

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Being Available to Others This Summer

Being Available to Others This Summer

My fellow writer Vir Christi made a striking observation to me about parents and priests and their children. He pointed out how parents are available to their children, 24/7. Vir Christi wondered what the world would be like if all priests were as generous with their spiritual children.

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