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

Why Should We Respect the Flag?

There has been much controversy regarding the NFL players (and others) decision to take a knee, stay in the locker rooms, or worse yet sit on the ground doing whatever they feel like doing while the National Anthem is playing. Why the controversy? Aren’t we free to protest in any peaceful way we deem fit? Isn’t it better to do something peaceful instead of rioting … Continue reading Why Should We Respect the Flag?

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 39: People of Possibility

Philippians 4:13 reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I have had to rely upon this bible verse throughout Lent as I have faced challenges and worries. I have often said to others that I don’t know how people without faith get through the difficult times. It has only been with Christ’s help that I have been able to keep going. … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 39: People of Possibility

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 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

No Longer Sitting in the Lap of Evil

I don’t remember when it started- it just always was; but I remember when it stopped. It took a tremendous amount of courage to tell my mother that my grandfather had been molesting my sisters and me for years and years. My mother had been explaining the “bird and the bees” to my sister and me when she said, “No one should ever touch you … Continue reading No Longer Sitting in the Lap of Evil

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