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Catherine Ricketts

Catherine Ricketts is an essayist, songwriter, and arts professional who lives in Philadelphia. Ricketts studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA in creative non-fiction from Seattle Pacific University. Her writing has been published by The Millions, Paste Magazine, Measure Journal, Relief Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and her music can be found at catherinedanaricketts.com.

What Happens When You Choose Silence Together
November 12th, 2018

What Happens When You Choose Silence Together

Catherine Ricketts

“Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain, ” the LORD said to [Elijah]. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks—but the LORD was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, ...

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Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible
September 17th, 2018

Discover Your Ancestry in the Family of the Bible

Catherine Ricketts

Last Christmas, my mother wrapped a stack of antique books and gave one to every member of my family. Each was a different edition of a book that was first published in 1840, written by my paternal ancestor, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Each had a different binding: crimson with ...

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Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity
January 29th, 2018

Finding God in Life’s Ambiguity

Catherine Ricketts

In this 3-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s ...

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Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding
January 22nd, 2018

Meeting God at the Edge of Our Understanding

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor
January 15th, 2018

Courage to Write: Seeing God, Self, and Neighbor

Catherine Ricketts

In this three-part series , essayist Catherine Ricketts walks us through the spiritual practice of writing our stories. This practice draws on a long tradition of courageous Christians and truth-tellers. Find out how writing your story can help you better understand yourself and God’s presence in your life, ...

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