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Chris Manion

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I love creating and writing. My latest thrill is learning to write fiction and especially children's books. The Light We Cannot See is dedicated to all who have a little one in heaven.

Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/manion.c.

I'm kinda humbly proud - is that possible? - that my memoir (God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul) received two Catholic Press Awards.

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have five siblings. In 2013, I retired as a National Executive from the direct sales industry to write and inspire seekers who want to escape, either into a delightful story or a deeper relationship with Christ.

I met my husband of forty-plus years at the University of Dayton (where I graduated in three years magna cum laud in Communication
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Lincoln, Thanksgiving, and Beginning Again

A road to beginning again.

The older I get, the more I appreciate history and what it teaches me of who I am and how I’ve been taught, what I’ve learned, and what I never knew or have forgotten or have not been taught.

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving in the USHistorical fact:
On October 3, 1863, while the deadliest war in our nation’s history raged around him, President Abraham Lincoln declared a “Proc Read more of this blog post »
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“In whatever way you can do so, according to the talents and gifts God has given you, you are to be salt, and light, and whatever part of the Body of Christ you were made to be. You need to tell us what's going on with you so the rest of the Body (of which you are a part) can work together with you.”
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“The only thing that matters is our actions, the intentions of our heart .”
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“If I open my eyes, I just may die, I thought.”
Chris Manion, God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul

“In whatever way you can do so, according to the talents and gifts God has given you, you are to be salt, and light, and whatever part of the Body of Christ you were made to be. You need to tell us what's going on with you so the rest of the Body (of which you are a part) can work together with you.”
Chris Manion, God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul

“The only thing that matters is our actions, the intentions of our heart .”
Chris Manion, God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul

“I am sorry I ran from you. I am still running, running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain. So once in Israel love came to us incarnate, stood in the doorway between two worlds, and we were all afraid.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

“She prunes the idea away like a faded rose blossom, and quickly discards it as if the thorns might puncture her resolve.”
Beth Neff, Getting Somewhere

“It's important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”
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