Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 38

Yesterday I stood in a courtroom ready to defend my worthiness to be in the life of my granddaughter. It’s an odd thing having to think about why you should be allowed in someone’s life and how their well-being is at risk because you aren’t there. I certainly didn’t wish to toot my own horn, but I also didn’t want to leave anything out that … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 38

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 26: The Prayer Process

Three and a half years ago I decided I was in a rut with my prayer life. I recognized that my prayer life had devolved into just a list of grievances or wants and was focused solely on me. I knew that something needed to change and so I started a daily “prayer of the day” on Facebook. It’s hard to explain how much this … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 26: The Prayer Process

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 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 11: The Heart of the Gospel

There is a person I know who can be very generous. She is the first person to want to help people she feels are needy and I’ve not ever known her to say no when someone comes to her for help. However there is a problem with how she helps; she holds her generosity over the head of the person, especially if she knows them well, to remind … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 11: The Heart of the Gospel

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

I often worry if I am teaching my kids enough and if homeschooling is the best option for our family. I know there are things they miss out on because they are homeschooled and I know there are better teachers out there than me; still, as we regularly review our decision each year God always reminds me that I am raising children for heaven and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

I think most of us have big dreams for ourselves, especially when we are young. We have a picture in our mind of how our lives will turn out and what kinds of things we want. I used to have a picture of a beautiful plantation house hanging in my locker during high school. I wanted to live in that big house so badly. It … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

I remember the day very clearly; we were at the pediatrician’s office because one of my kids was sick. Our doctor came in and looked the child over and then proceeded to talk to me. “Mom,” he said, and then told me what was wrong with my daughter. As we were getting ready to leave he again addressed me as “Mom”. I stopped him and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim