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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 daughters.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzFebruary 24, 2017
When I persist in wondering “why,” I remind myself that Jesus knows all about this kind of contemplation.
An elderly woman prays during Mass Nov. 13 at St. Peter Claver Church in Baltimore (CNS photo/Bob Roller). 
Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzJanuary 22, 2017
I might have come in wounded, but during Mass I am healed and made whole.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzDecember 27, 2016
My parents found ways to make each other miserable towards the end of their marriage, but they also had times of deep love.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzNovember 18, 2016
We’ve been together for decades, but I've finally broken up with my parish.
In All Things
Valerie SchultzSeptember 08, 2016
We who write about God are probably least helpful when we think we are most profound.
In All Things
Valerie SchultzJune 21, 2016
The God of second chances is a strong figure in prison.
In All Things
Valerie SchultzMay 31, 2016
The rich young man is the only person in the Gospels who does not heed a direct call from Jesus.
In All Things
Valerie SchultzMay 06, 2016
With the recent death of my mother, I feel more vulnerable to the threats and pitfalls of the world.
The Risen Christ is depicted in the painting "Resurrection" by 15th-century Italian master Andrea Mantegna (CNS/Bridgeman Images).
In All Things
Valerie SchultzMarch 27, 2016
We rise in many small ways as we travel our unique road of life.
David Bowie in Chicago during the 2002 Heathen Tour (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
In All Things
Valerie SchultzJanuary 12, 2016
After many years, I found that I actually had a fondness for Bowie songs, because they made me think of my husband.