Author: Drewe DeJesus

The Work of God

I found myself in confession with an older priest who had been a friend and mentee of St. Jose Maria Escriva. I knew St. José Maria was the founder of Opus Dei, which is Latin for “The work of God,” and I had a basic understanding of his teachings, but I didn’t understand how to practically offer up every mundane task during my time as a Graduate student and intern therapist.

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Trusting Jesus this Advent

One of the things I’ve been trying to do this Advent in preparation of Our Lord’s coming is praying the Litany of Trust every day. If you’re like me, who continually struggles with letting herself be completely taken care of by Our Lord (I’m very self-reliant), then I know this prayer will help you get in touch with the areas of your heart that remain hardest to surrender in trust.

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Letting Go of an Unhealthy Relationship

Just the other day a friend of mine reached out to me seeking guidance on how she could move on from an unhealthy relationship she’s been in. She knew part of my story and she wanted to know how I was able to “let go and walk away” from my past relationship. So what kept me stuck for so long, even though I knew I was being invited to something healthier?

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An Affected Heart Part One

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by people who know I’m a therapist is “How do you listen to your clients problems and not get affected by it?” I think my response is somewhat surprising when I tell them, “I am affected by it.” If I’ve learned one thing from my time working with my clients it’s that to do anything with love requires letting your heart be touched.

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