Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 25: Delve into the Gospels

As a kid I was never really encouraged to read the bible on a daily basis. I owned a bible, and I occasionally read it, but as far as being encouraged to, well, that never happened. My parents were culturally Catholic- we went to Mass each week and we went to Catholic school where we received our religious education. We prayed before we ate and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 25: Delve into the Gospels

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 24: The Gap

A few years ago a friend posted on Facebook about an encounter she had while driving. A man with some sort of “proud to be Christian” or “God sticker” on his bumper had cut her off and I think flipped her off. She vented on Facebook about the hypocrisy of Christians… that they are so quick to tout their faith and yet time and time … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 24: The Gap

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 23: Upside Down

For many years I felt called to veil at Mass. I ignored that calling for a long, long time. After all, no one else in my parish veiled and I already stuck out like a sore thumb because of how big our family is and I didn’t need to draw any more attention to myself. Still God beckoned me. I dug my heels in and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 23: Upside Down

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

It’s almost midnight and I am tired. I am physically worn out from doing yardwork all day long and I am mentally and emotionally tired from dealing with some of the problems that I have talked about in the last few days. To be honest, I have no desire to write Day 22’s reflection. It would be easy enough to skip it but I’ve decided … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 21: The Main Event

When I look at the Christian faith from a strictly historical context it is hard for me to understand how people deny that Christ ever lived and then died upon the cross. The historical evidence for this truth is overwhelming and comes from both Christian and non-Christian sources. I’m always surprised when I hear someone say they don’t believe in Christ as the Savior because they … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 21: The Main Event

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 20: Radical Love

When I was pursuing my undergraduate psychology degree I did a little research into the phenomenon of “selfies”. What I ultimately found and what I concluded in my research paper was that most people who take an unusually high number of selfies (and even more so if they post them on social media), aren’t so much narcissistic as they are craving love. They often posted … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 20: Radical Love

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 19: Miracle Abound

I have been on the receiving end of many miracles. I only have to look at my two youngest children to know that God has performed amazing miracles within my life. I shouldn’t be alive; they shouldn’t be alive, and yet here we are. While some of God’s miracles have been simply jaw-dropping, He also works miracles in my everyday life too. He provides for … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 19: Miracle Abound

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

  As a mother I always worry about what people my children hang out with. Will they espouse the same values and morals that we do? Will they encourage them to step away from their faith? Will they treat them like a prize instead of the priceless treasure they truly are? I suppose I worry a lot about this because I see what our society … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 17: Radical Relationships

When I originally read this chapter the first time I did this study, I was led to hear one message within the words. As I have reread it several times today, I feel like God wants me to hear a completely different message. We are all worth something in God’s eyes. Every person, no matter who they are, has worth. The people we pass on … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 17: Radical Relationships

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 16: Do Not Judge

I am stumbling over myself right now trying to find the right words for this chapter. If you have been following along with me, you know this chapter is about judging others. Recently {read this week} I was at the heart of someone’s wrong judgment. I am often at the receiving end of someone’s judgment, but this time it really hurt because it was from … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 16: Do Not Judge