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

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 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

The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

As Christians we are taught that each and every person has value and worth. We are called to see Christ in the faces of every person we encounter. We know that all men and women are made in the image and likeness of God. We also know that Christ calls us to uphold the dignity of all human life and to extend his mercy and … Continue reading The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

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