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Unless the Lord builds the houseJaymie 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. ...

The secret of Fatima Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Fatima. It's one of those unforgettable stories of Catholic faith. A glowing Lady from heaven appears to three shepherd children in a village no one would ever have heard about otherwise. She has a message ...

Scientifically faithfulJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I liked science a lot when I was a kid, especially when it focused on the natural world. Because I spent a lot of time outdoors, I learned the names of most birds and bugs, plants, flowers, and trees, ...

If the phone rings... Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I've had the same deal with God for a long time: if the phone rings, I'll answer it. Over the years, the phone has expanded to include email, text messages, Facebook, Tweets, and whatever else has come ...

Transforming prayerJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of us spend a lot of what we think of as "prayer time" trying to talk God into seeing things our way. We beg and plead, whine and remind, and generally push as hard as we can to get whatever it is ...

Uncomfortable Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

There is a lot of joy in following Jesus. The pages of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are filled with people who, when healed or forgiven, run off to tell the world about the rabbi from Galilee and the ...

Accepting lifeJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When my grandmother died suddenly a week ago, no one was exactly surprised. She was, after all, 102 years old, and more than ready to leave her long and full life behind. But I suspect that even if she ...

The Big Game Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm not sure there were many people at the 6 p.m. Mass on Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I think I can say without too much reservation that the congregation was most assuredly smaller than usual. Hopefully, ...