OSL Blog: Giving Up, Taking On

Giving Up, Taking On The season of Lent brings with it much talk of what one will “give up” for the duration. Certainly, growing up Catholic, as I did, the question of what one intended to sacrifice for 40 days was one to be deeply contemplated. Give up candy? Let’s...

OSL Blog: New You Resolution

Did You Make a New Year’s Resolution to Be a New You? Placing a new calendar on the wall gives each of us feeling of a fresh start—2017 brings with it a blank canvas for exciting experiences and opportunities to do things new. Approximately half of Americans made a...

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The Gift of Hope: An Advent Reflection

The Gift of Hope “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand.” —Edward Mote As we approach the third week of Advent, we give thanks for the gift of hope in our lives. This...

OSL Blog: The Gift

The Gift The sights and sounds of Christmas are already everywhere. Lights glow outside people’s homes. The Sunday ads are taunting us with early deals. People are asking, “What do you want for Christmas?” And, yet, for some, it is reminder of all that will not be....