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Susan Hines-Brigger

The Power of Voices

By Susan Hines-Brigger June 24, 2019

Anytime someone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a storyteller. Sure, I have a more formal title than that, but telling stories is..

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No More Excuses, Please

By Susan Hines-Brigger May 23, 2019

This past April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI returned to the public eye in a spectacular fashion. In response to the February meeting of the..

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A Voice for Justice

By Susan Hines-Brigger April 28, 2019

This is a story about the power of faith in the face of a formidable challenge—a choice between the difficult road and the right one. This is..

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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

By Susan Hines-Brigger April 28, 2019

Two months ago, the world was rocked yet again by another mass shooting. This time it was at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was..

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What Sparks Joy in You?

By Susan Hines-Brigger March 26, 2019

am mildly obsessed with all things organizational—planners, office supplies, boxes, baskets, bins. If it can make my life more efficient or..

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Be Present

By Susan Hines-Brigger February 25, 2019

At the beginning of each year, I try to find a phrase that will challenge me to grow for the next 12 months—physically, emotionally, and..

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‘I Like You’

By Susan Hines-Brigger January 25, 2019

Do you remember when you were younger, and friends used to ask if you “liked” someone? I mean “liked” in the sense that you thought that person..

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Faith and Family

By Susan Hines-Brigger December 26, 2018

Rebuild My Church 

You have to go to Mass to hear Father Ben’s homily.” 

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‘I See You’

By Susan Hines-Brigger November 26, 2018

Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to gift-giving I have two rules, the most important of which is this: no gift cards. My second rule..

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Cupcakes Broken and Shared

By Susan Hines-Brigger October 24, 2018

This month, we are entering a time of year that is very focused on food and togetherness—first Thanksgiving, then Christmas. It is in that spirit..

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