Better Late than Never: My New Year’s Resolutions

It’s crazy that January 2020 is almost over and that we are soon to enter into the second month of the year. I find that as I get older, the years simply go faster too. My kids often say this as well, so maybe it’s not just me getting older but also the fact that all our lives are jammed pack with things that make … Continue reading Better Late than Never: My New Year’s Resolutions

When Your Heart Isn’t Ready to Celebrate

Advent and Christmas are my favorite seasons of the year. I love getting ready for Christ’s birth and I cherish the memories my family makes as we celebrate the seasons. We have many traditions that we have incorporated into our lives that have brought meaning and joy to our celebrations. It’s a time filled with joy and wonder- especially when you have small children. For … Continue reading When Your Heart Isn’t Ready to Celebrate

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