Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 35: Complete Joy

Last night all my children were home for the evening to have Sunday supper with us. It was pretty late when we ate because my oldest son didn’t get off work until then, but it was important to us to be able to include him. It’s only been in recent months that we have been able to be a family once again. And even then … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 35: Complete Joy

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 34: Two Wrestling Questions

If you ask my kids what they want for Christmas, for dinner, or even what they want to do for the day, they will present a long list of ideas to you. Like most kids they have ideas of what will make them happy. Of course some of what they think they want is based simply on what they’ve seen on television, online, or because … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 34: Two Wrestling Questions

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 33: Comfortably Comfortable

I write this post as I sit on my bed, propped up by pillows, exhausted from a long day (I spent much of it in the ER with one of my daughters). While I am tired, I am comfortable. The temperature is nice in my room, my pillows are soft, I have a diet coke sitting beside me, and I just ate a little bit … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 33: Comfortably Comfortable

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 32: The Real Problem

In my graduate studies I am taking a Hebrew Scriptures course. I’ll be honest and tell you that prior this past semester I hadn’t read a lot of the Old Testament. I hear it at Mass each week and I know many of the stories by heart and enjoy Psalms and Proverbs immensely. But as a Christian who focuses on Christ as the fulfillment of … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 32: The Real Problem

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 31: Man’s Ways and God’s Ways

A few years ago I was asked to give a talk with several other speakers. Those invited to speak were given lines from the Our Father. Together our talks would give meaning and insight into the prayer we all know so well. I was eager to get my lines and I prayed that the Holy Spirit would bless me with just the right ones. I … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 31: Man’s Ways and God’s Ways

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 30: Blind Spots

If you have spent any time getting to know me either in person or through reading my posts here or my articles at Catholic Sistas or Catholic Stand, you know that my past greatly influences not only how I live my life but how I feel about myself as well. I have spent much of my life trying to figure out how not to make … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 30: Blind Spots

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 29: Dancing for Joy

The world is a mess. We only have to flip through the news channels or read online to know that it seems the world is falling apart. We consistently look around us and wonder who will be the one to fix it all. I wrote about this last summer when I talked about making America great again. We mistakenly look to politicians to make everything … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 29: Dancing for Joy

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 28: Spontaneous Prayer

Spontaneous prayer is one of my favorite things to talk about and to engage in. It can happen at any time and in any place. To be honest, I try to make my entire life a prayer. I have ongoing conversations with God, with Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit all the time. I’m always surprised to hear that there are people who believe in … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 28: Spontaneous Prayer

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 27: Deny Yourself

Maybe you are wondering why this day’s reflection is going up a day late. It actually has to do with the chapter’s title- Deny Yourself. I decided that yesterday I would deny myself getting on the computer to work, to write, or to be on social media. Instead, in what would have been my normal time to write, I spent that time planting flowers and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 27: Deny Yourself