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Your Heart, His Home

Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

“Take heart” in this sacred need

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

What my crocuses know about Easter

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

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

“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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Get on your knees, dummy

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

The spiritual exercise of dropping your daily nets

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

Eucharistic adoration /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Keeping watch in the little hours

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Make some desert in your Advent

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

My gentle man, my good master

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  /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Making peace with “sister”

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Mercy works

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 /

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

If a good man is hard to find

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

A grace ovation

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Getting to forgiven

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

To sink, or to dance

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Breaking into the ordinary 

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

To “listen” one another

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Money in his bank

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Yoked not burdened

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

Revealed with fire

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

Your Heart, His Home

By Elizabeth Kelly

The Blessed Poor

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