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Elizabeth Elliott is a staff writer at the Arlington Catholic Herald and a freelance writer. She majored in music and journalism at Creighton University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Creighton University. For over 20 years she has played flute for church-related events. She has written for America Magazine, Busted Halo and several other publications.

Our lives fall into patterns sometimes. While the patterns may not always be easy to discern, looking back you can find patterns more easily. What are the patterns in your faith? Can you see a straight path or a jagged […]

There are so many things in this world for which to be grateful. Is it always easy to see these things?  Not always. Sometimes we get caught up in the struggles of everyday life or in the crises of the world […]

It has been a challenging time in our country. People are not getting along, there are challenges to moral and ethical understandings. It is tough to keep the faith and be strong when facing some of these challenges. It can […]

Another month is here. We are entering into the fall season soon, even if temperatures may reflect a summer feel. It’s hard to believe we are entering into the last few months of the year. How has your year been […]

Trees have always been fascinating to me. I love looking at the way the roots overlap and consider how deep they dig into the soil. I love how unique each tree has branches that are so many you can’t even […]

There is nothing better than sitting with a good friend on a summer day. Or any day for that matter. Being with friends can revive the spirit and give us a different perspective that we might not have considered. Sometimes […]

I love the reflection of the water in this photo. It looks deceiving. There is nothing below the water and only the ceiling really has the stalagmites and stalactites. When we interact with others we are a reflection of ourselves […]

The seas can seem rough. It can be so tempting to stay safely tied to the harbor. A quote attributed to Albert Einstein urges the opposite: “A ship is always safe in a harbor but that is not what it’s […]

One of the things that strikes me about looking in gardens is how unique each flower is among the many. There could be an entire garden of daffodils or irises. Yet even among the same type of flower, they are […]

August is just about half over. The year seems to be going so fast. I was always told growing up that the older you get the faster it goes. I’m beginning to believe it. The quickness of time, though, is […]