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Your Heart, His Home

Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil /

“Take heart” in this sacred need

Your Heart, His Home

May 13, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

It started with a terrible crush I had on a drummer. “Alex” was living in Alaska for the summer, spending... Read more

A field of crocuses /

What my crocuses know about Easter

Your Heart, His Home

May 10, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

A few weeks after I had a rather alarming lump removed in a somewhat unexpected surgery that was insanely expensive,... Read more

Apple, books, schools supplies /

Remembering “Miss K,” the kindness of a mother, and the mercy of the Father 

Your Heart, His Home

Apr 18, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

“Miss K” was an exercise in the incongruous. She couldn’t have weighed much more than a spring robin, but she... Read more

Man kneeling at beach /

Get on your knees, dummy

Your Heart, His Home

Apr 13, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

It was a rather odd little flare-up of multiple sclerosis. I’d gradually gone numb from my lower back, down the... Read more

Fishing nets /

The spiritual exercise of dropping your daily nets

Your Heart, His Home

Jan 21, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

My house is a spectacular mess. I keep waiting for someone from the government to show up in a Hazmat... Read more

Eucharistic adoration /

Keeping watch in the little hours

Your Heart, His Home

Jan 17, 2019

By Elizabeth Kelly

When the good folks who organize perpetual adoration are trying to recruit adorers – a formidable and honorable task to... Read more

Christmas wreaths and candles /

Make some desert in your Advent

Your Heart, His Home

Dec 1, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

It was just one of those days. I found myself sitting at my desk, overwhelmed with work and deadlines and... Read more

Couple in Germany /

My gentle man, my good master

Your Heart, His Home

Oct 27, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

Make no mistake, my husband is a man’s man. For his “bachelor party” my siblings gave him a day at... Read more

Man holding cross outside of water  /

Making peace with “sister”

Your Heart, His Home

Jul 13, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

You know you’ve crossed some mystical threshold in aging or illness the moment that water aerobics begins to look, well... Read more

Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco, CA /

Mercy works

Your Heart, His Home

Jul 11, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

When we met, Tammy had yet to reach her twenty-fifth birthday. It was her second stint in prison, this time... Read more

Crucifix and saints statues /

If a good man is hard to find

Your Heart, His Home

Jun 23, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

If a good man is hard to find, maybe you’re not looking in the right places. Case in point: A... Read more

A grace ovation

Your Heart, His Home

Mar 9, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

As a gift to my brother on the occasion of his ordination years ago, I told him that I would... Read more

Getting to forgiven

Your Heart, His Home

Feb 11, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

Some years ago, a woman told a lie about me that caused some serious harm and was tremendously painful to... Read more

Jesus saves Peter from sinking / Public Domain

To sink, or to dance

Your Heart, His Home

Jan 11, 2018

By Elizabeth Kelly

My friend, I’ll call her “Veronica,” goes for the spiritual jugular, so to speak. It’s almost as if she avails... Read more

Breaking into the ordinary 

Your Heart, His Home

Dec 14, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

When I was a child, I loved most the wise men of our nativity set for their grandeur and color... Read more

To “listen” one another

Your Heart, His Home

Nov 16, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting... Read more

Money in his bank

Your Heart, His Home

Oct 19, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

My first job out of university was working as a teller in a bank. I was singing a lot on... Read more

Yoked not burdened

Your Heart, His Home

Sep 12, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

Some years ago I developed this little habit when traveling alone: when boarding an airplane or a train, I would... Read more

Revealed with fire

Your Heart, His Home

Aug 10, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

Bedouins are an exceptionally hardy, hospitable people. I learned this in the Holy Land from my friend, Tony, a Catholic... Read more

The Blessed Poor

Your Heart, His Home

Jul 10, 2017

By Elizabeth Kelly

Jeremiah is homeless. He is a slight man and slanted to the right. Some days he has a pronounced limp... Read more