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Judith Costello has an MA degree in Human Development/Art Therapy. She is also a Third Order Carmelite (OCDS). She is the author of two books of lessons about Mary and Prayer, written for CatechismClass.com. Her artwork and art projects can be found on her website at www.unwindstudio.com and on Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/JudithCosArt.
Judith is the mother of two. She has spent the past 25+ years as a freelance writer and artist. Her Sacred Art Coloring Book for grown-ups is available as of July 2015, and Judith is available to talk about and share projects using art as meditation and prayer. Contact her at [email protected]

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The Grocery Line Love Story

October 5, AD2015 1 Comment
The Grocery Line Love Story

The grocery store line was long. Really long. “What is wrong with you idiots? Get another checker! This isn’t rocket science,” the young woman called out loud enough to be heard by everyone. “I have places to go. Come on now.” She reached into her back pocket for her iPhone. As she pulled it out […]

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Coloring4God

September 20, AD2015 0 Comments
Coloring4God

My mom had six kids; the neighbor had six kids. Between the two houses we had enough players for any game! So when our parents traded babysitting, we played sports at the neighbor’s house; but at our house, all twelve kids sat at a table and learned about drawing. Thus began my journey… and I […]

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SCOTUS and Rainbows: How Do We Respond?

July 27, AD2015 15 Comments
SCOTUS and Rainbows: How Do We Respond?

A professional woman posted what seemed to many readers (according to the huge number of likes, shares, etc.) to be well-reasoned thoughts about why Christians should now officially stop “trying to impose their religious ideas of sin on what is truly a basic civil rights issue” after the Supreme Court issued their same-sex marriage ruling. […]

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Understanding “Social Justice”

July 21, AD2015 6 Comments
Understanding “Social Justice”

I was a Catholic Worker in Nebraska from 1976 til around 1980. What I can say is that working with the poor and living among the homeless, fills you with a sense that you are among the only ones who are “really doing something.” My young friends and I even slept outside with the street […]

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Letters to Pegleg 2015

June 24, AD2015 2 Comments
Letters to Pegleg 2015

(This contemporary letter and reply are inspired by CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters) Dear Pegleg, You have a tough project to be sure. Wormwood wasn’t up to it. He’s been banished to the Noise Pit for now. You hadn’t heard that yet? Ah. It’s a juicy story. One of our very own, Wormwood, was actually being tempted by […]

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When You Need to “Love Yourself”

June 11, AD2015 2 Comments
When You Need to “Love Yourself”

Of the types of most-frequently-shared memes are those that convey the message, “Love yourself just the way you are.” That message always makes me squirm. Which part of “the way we are” are we supposed to love? The way we feel? The bad habits that we enjoy? Love our sins? These words about love are […]

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