Veterans: Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much

Have you ever wondered how to show your support for the veterans in your life? The people that fought for our freedoms often go under-appreciated once their service days are behind them. But, it shouldn’t be that way as these heroes need us now just as much as we needed them then. In today's GIVEN blog, we touch on [...]

Veterans: Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much2022-03-23T13:58:54-04:00

Embracing Your Single Years: Q&A with Beth Leverich

During our first annual International Women’s Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post ( 3 of 3)  Beth Leverich shares her thoughts on motivation in a period of waiting, [...]

Embracing Your Single Years: Q&A with Beth Leverich2021-08-06T21:43:24-04:00

Embracing Your Gifts: Q&A with Rachel Bulman

During our first annual International Women's Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post (2 of 3)  Rachel Bulman shares her thoughts on the importance of using her gifts, [...]

Embracing Your Gifts: Q&A with Rachel Bulman2021-08-06T21:44:00-04:00

Embracing Your Femininity in Leadership: Q&A with Meghan Cokeley

During our first annual International Women's Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post (1 of 3)  Meghan Cokeley, Director of the Office for the New Evangelization for the [...]

Embracing Your Femininity in Leadership: Q&A with Meghan Cokeley2021-08-06T21:44:46-04:00

Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box

It’s been 100 years since women earned the right to vote, 56 years since that right was extended to all women in our society. But the divisiveness and animosity of recent election cycles have left many feeling jaded, depressed, unheard, frustrated, and just plain over it. Can you relate? My sisters, this is not the time to give in. [...]

Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box2021-09-02T22:02:47-04:00

Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time

"As I reflected on the Given Forum 2019, the word ‘receptive’ had been planted on my heart. I had uncertainty about whether I was magnifying my gifts in my current life as a high school history teacher and coach at an all-girls Catholic school outside of Washington D.C. I loved the school, my students, and my coworkers, but I [...]

Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time2021-09-02T22:08:41-04:00

Women, Rise Up! Catholic Female Leaders in Action

During Women’s History Month, we are all more keenly aware of the impact of women leaders upon society.  Especially on March 8th, media outlets and all of our favorite Instagram accounts were proudly promoting women’s accomplishments and sharing stories of heroines.  But does Women’s History Month include Catholic female leaders? Sometimes, yes! Last week, CNN released the headline that [...]

Women, Rise Up! Catholic Female Leaders in Action2021-09-02T22:10:52-04:00

“Belovedness”

Learning I am Beloved Throughout the process of praying about where the Lord was guiding me and how he wanted me to serve Him, He simply spoke to me of my belovedness. He wanted me to experience what it means to be genuinely loved.  The origin of the word beloved comes from the verb “belove," which means “to be [...]

“Belovedness”2021-09-02T21:39:26-04:00

Recovering a Lost Vocation

Lost Vocation Pentecostal experience. These are the two words I use to describe my GIVEN experience. For over a year, I had longed and prayed for something like GIVEN to help discern my lost vocation. Before GIVEN, I was studying international relations and was presented with the opportunity to work for the Long Beach Mayor’s Office. My passion and [...]

Recovering a Lost Vocation2021-08-06T22:03:39-04:00

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