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Valerie Schultz is a freelance writer, a columnist for The Bakersfield Californian and the author of Overdue: A Dewey Decimal System of Grace. She and her husband Randy have four children and three grandchildren.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
I feel qualified to tell everyone who has not attempted to nurse an infant to shut it.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
I’m afraid, but not of the virus. Frankly, I’m afraid of what I will see, of what I will hear when I get there and step inside the church.
FaithLent Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for the Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent, by Valerie Schultz
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
Where else would we have listened to each other this way? Not online these days. Not at a school board meeting. Not at a political debate. Not at a family gathering. Not even in church.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
Here is a way to show how much you really love your children: Do the paperwork.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
I have found that there’s more to life than work. That I am replaceable in my job but urgently needed in other roles and relationships in my life.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
The ever-present political talk of who is a good enough Catholic, or who should or should not receive Communion, hits close to home.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
Sex with someone you know and love is deeply satisfying. At our age it may not be as athletic or as frequent, but it is fulfilling. It is affirming. And it is fun.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
My parents never told me this, but parenting adults is hard.