Kim Roberts Category

Thoughts and Prayers

By Kim Roberts Families sat paralyzed in fear watching a regular Monday night football game, not believing what was unfolding right in front of their very eyes in real time, as a young man lay motionless on the field after a routine tackle. We saw the fear, pain and disbelief in all of the players […]

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To wear or not to wear

By Kim Roberts After her Confirmation, my daughter wanted to wear her pretty new rosary around her neck when we went out to dinner. My immediate response was to tell her absolutely not. I grew up believing that it was wrong, almost sacrilegious to wear a rosary as a piece of jewelry. 

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Building Saints

By Kim Roberts While attending a parent club meeting recently, our guest speaker spoke about how parents are in the business of raising saints. I thought about that on the drive home and mused could she literally have meant that all of our children were going to be actual saints? Well, that couldn’t be what […]

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Be careful what your kids watch

By Kim Roberts After reading a Facebook post about a new cartoon entitled “Little Demon,” which was billed as a Disney show, I decided I needed to see what all the outrage was about. While this is not actually a “Disney” show, per se, it falls under the umbrella of companies they own. It is […]

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Be Not Afraid

By Kim Roberts My pastor’s homily last weekend spoke to me in a very personal and intense way. “Be not afraid” was the topic of his homily, and it really hit home that morning. I am not a person who is generally afraid. I face challenges head on. I typically say what is on my […]

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Everyone Has an Opinion

By Kim Roberts If you’ve been on social media recently, you have quickly seen that everyone has an opinion on everything. And, most of the time, there are more people disagreeing and arguing with each other than supporting each other. You probably have seen things posted that have been shocking and disturbing from people that […]

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When Our Kids Hurt

By Kim Roberts What started out as a regular Wednesday, quickly turned into a day that I will never forget. My youngest daughter eagerly ran out to her regular tumbling lesson as I yelled behind her asking what she wanted for dinner. I had just started to pull chicken from the refrigerator when my phone […]

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Called To Be An Apostle

By Kim Roberts Each year, our parish observes Holy Thursday by washing the feet of 12 parishioners to symbolize Christ washing the feet of his 12 apostles – our first bishops and priests. The parishioners are chosen from the young adults that are about to be confirmed and their parents, ministry leaders, volunteers, etc. This […]

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The Passion of Christ

By Kim Roberts Each season as I journey through Lent, I am reminded of the year my son played Jesus in his middle school passion play. From the moment he first saw the play at school, he told me, “Mom, when I’m in seventh grade, I am going to be Jesus in the play.” He […]

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Time Marches On

By Kim Roberts I was cleaning out our bedroom the other day and found an unlabeled CD in a plastic case. I could not for the life of me remember what the CD contained – music, pictures, old articles I’d written – who knew. So, I brought it with me the next time I got […]

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Marriage During the Pandemic

By Kim Roberts Pope Francis released a letter during the Christmas season for married couples around the world. He wrote about his desire for families to feel his “affection and closeness at this special time,” which has been plagued with a pandemic and rolling lockdowns. He said that the situation that individuals, families and married […]

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