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

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 25: Delve into the Gospels

As a kid I was never really encouraged to read the bible on a daily basis. I owned a bible, and I occasionally read it, but as far as being encouraged to, well, that never happened. My parents were culturally Catholic- we went to Mass each week and we went to Catholic school where we received our religious education. We prayed before we ate and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 25: Delve into the Gospels

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 22: Beyond Tweaking

It’s almost midnight and I am tired. I am physically worn out from doing yardwork all day long and I am mentally and emotionally tired from dealing with some of the problems that I have talked about in the last few days. To be honest, I have no desire to write Day 22’s reflection. It would be easy enough to skip it but I’ve decided … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

  As a mother I always worry about what people my children hang out with. Will they espouse the same values and morals that we do? Will they encourage them to step away from their faith? Will they treat them like a prize instead of the priceless treasure they truly are? I suppose I worry a lot about this because I see what our society … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 15: Making Sense of Suffering

I think perhaps this is the hardest chapter in the book to wade through. At least for me it is. I have suffered so much within my life that I often wonder why God sees fit to place so much upon my shoulders. From abuse I suffered as a child to the inconceivable way we lost William and all the suffering I have endured in … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 15: Making Sense of Suffering

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

I am struggling today with motivation. It’s been an off day already (where the words “Stop hitting your brother and no chewing on the chairs either!” were uttered in the same sentence at 8 o’clock this morning) and I have idea of what to write about. When the topic is “Who is the Greatest?” and then Matthew Kelly talks about “let the little children come … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 12: The Soul of the Gospel

I’ve always been a very forgiving person. I’ve even written* about forgiveness several times before explaining that when our heart is filled with anger and resentment that there is no room for God. We have to empty our hearts of that anger, resentment, and hurt if we wish for God to be able to fill us with His peace and love. It’s not always been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 12: The Soul of the Gospel