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Author Archive: Robbe Lyn Sebesta

I am first and foremost a devout Roman Catholic. I am also a happily married mother of four children. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, and recently graduated from St. Mary's University @ San Antonio with a Master's degree in Community Counseling. As an active member of my parish, I am the pro-life coordinator who loves our Catholic faith, and is constantly seeking to grow as close to our Lord as possible. My favorite quote is: "You can do no great things, just small things with great love." - Blessed Mother Teresa

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Humility: From Both Sides Now

February 1, AD2014 23 Comments
Humility: From Both Sides Now

I\’ve looked at clouds from both sides now; From up and down, and still somehow It\’s cloud illusions I recall; I really don\’t know clouds at all. [Lyrics by Joni Mitchell. Published by Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC] I think about this song often, because of its title mainly. For me personally, I’ve been on […]

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The Purge: Review and Reflection

December 7, AD2013 3 Comments
The Purge:  Review and Reflection

Ponder this:  one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences. What would you do? This is the question throughout the film entitled “The Purge.”  Written and directed by James DeManaco, I found this concept to be an interesting, though admittedly unsettling idea. The story line is set for the year 2022 […]

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You Cannot Lose My Love

November 28, AD2013 8 Comments
You Cannot Lose My Love

There is an old saying that says, “You can take a girl out of Texas, but you can’t ever take Texas out of a girl.” Being a born and bred Texan, I always thought this to be true. I have been very blessed to be able to see many other areas of the country, but […]

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Timothy Leary and the 1960’s Counter-Culture

October 29, AD2013 40 Comments
Timothy Leary and the 1960’s Counter-Culture

I found out I was an adopted child when I was six or seven years old. Years later when I struggled with an addiction to alcohol and suffered from various forms of depression, I spent a lot of time in therapy, and because one of the most important aspects of any kind of therapy is […]

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How Ani Difranco Enhanced My Catholic Faith

October 20, AD2013 4 Comments
How Ani Difranco Enhanced My Catholic Faith

I used to think I was a Christian before I converted to Catholicism. I was baptized in the Methodist Church when I was a month old, and grew up going to Sunday School and Church, until I reached the age of 13, when my parents divorced. After that, my mom quit going and consequently, so […]

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Transcript of Pope Francis’ 2005 Pro-Life Homily Shows His Candor

October 8, AD2013 5 Comments
Transcript of Pope Francis’ 2005 Pro-Life Homily Shows His Candor

Taken from: OrderofMercy.org (with permission) (Sep 16, 2013) With surprising candor, the man who was to become Pope Francis warned his fellow Christians of the wolves of persecution, but nevertheless told them to stand for life, and against the culture of death. The below homily was given before Cardinal Bergoglio was elected Pope. The Order […]

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The Effects of Depression and the Universal Remedy

September 16, AD2013 19 Comments
The Effects of Depression and the Universal Remedy

On December 8,1992, an article appeared in the science section of the New York Times under the headline \”A Rising Cost of Modernity:  Depression.\” The piece tells of a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, which delivered the results of a long-term, international, multi-generational study of depression. The main point was […]

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Divorce is No Answer to an Unhappy Marriage

August 31, AD2013 14 Comments
Divorce is No Answer to an Unhappy Marriage

Leo Tolstoy is frequently quoted from his classic novel Anna Karenina as saying how all happy families are the same, but unhappy families are all unhappy in different ways. I disagree and feel that he got it backward. Happiness is infinite in its variety, and happy people and happy families can find their joy in […]

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Austin, Texas You Can Keep Your Weirdness

July 31, AD2013 21 Comments
Austin, Texas You Can Keep Your Weirdness

I love Austin, Texas. Growing up with two parents who held bachelor college degrees from the University of Texas, I know all about burnt orange, and Bevo. The University of Texas is, and has always been, one of the best universities in Texas, and has also been rated one of the best in the nation, […]

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I Saw What I Saw With Catholic Eyes

July 22, AD2013 17 Comments
I Saw What I Saw With Catholic Eyes

When I was a child, I moved through life as if I was on a five-lane freeway. I traveled fast, full of confidence, and feeling very secure that my lane was designed just for me. I looked forward to life. There were no obstacles, wrecks, or detours. I knew where I was headed and I […]

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How Ani Difranco Enhanced My Catholic

June 23, AD2013 4 Comments
How Ani Difranco Enhanced My Catholic

I used to think I was a Christian before I converted to Catholicism. I was baptized in the Methodist Church when I was a month old, and grew up going to Sunday School and Church, until I reached the age of 13, when my parents divorced. After that, my mom quit going and consequently, so did I. However, […]

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Mercedarian Sisters: An Interview

May 8, AD2013 5 Comments
Mercedarian Sisters: An Interview

Did you know that there is a religious Order of Sisters in the United States who have a rich Mercedarian and Eucharistic charism? Located in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Ohio, The Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament are a teaching order in the primary grades, and have other duties that include visiting the sick, prison […]

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