Creative Ideas for Lent 2021

Are you stumped for what to do for Lent this year? Sick of giving up sweets or Instagram for the third year in a row?  Last year I decided to do away with giving something up and instead opted to add something new. I read Blessed is She’s Lenten devotional, began the...

The Blender in the Snowstorm

“Each time of life has its own kind of love.” - Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness and Other Stories ​ This weekend we celebrate the day of love, a day marked by pink hearts and chocolates and flowers. For many, it's a beautiful reminder of the love in their lives. For...

Celebrating the Four Loves this Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine’s Day. Anyone else or is it just me? During this time of year, red and pink are everywhere - pink is my favorite color! I love rom-coms and chick flicks - Valentine’s Day gives me a good excuse to start watching a bunch in early February, and I try to...

Patris Corde: Eight Reflections on the Year of St. Joseph

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception late last year, Pope Francis proclaimed December 8, 2020-December 8, 2021 the “Year of St. Joseph.” He released an Apostolic Letter named “Patris Corde,” or “The Heart of the Father,” explaining how now is the time of St....

Hope in the midst of Suffering

The modern world doesn’t know how to suffer.  I say that being someone who is learning how to suffer better in a time where it’s really tough to do anything but. We lose people, things, jobs, relationships, and so on and so forth and it’s almost like our brain is...

January Liturgical Living

        Welcome to our monthly installment of Liturgical Living! It can be so easy to only focus on Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. As we move into Ordinary Time, let’s not forget all the beautiful celebrations and reminders of our faith...

Coffee, Cardio, Community, & Christ

I am a public health professional, and let me tell you, the phrase “self-care” is one of my absolute favorites - especially during this crazy COVID season! When you look up self-care on Google, the first definition that pops up is, “....any necessary human regulatory...

To Feel _____ is a Blessing

On an unexpectedly cold fall day, a gust of wind blew across my face, jostling my scarf in its tumultuous path.  And for that, I was thankful. Thankful to be able to feel.  Thankful for my scarf.  Thankful that I was less than 100 feet away from a warm apartment. ...

To Hear God Anew

Letting God in on our decisions is SO important, and there are so many decisions we have to make in this long (yet short, compared to our time in heaven) life of ours….. Whom should we marry?Where should we live?Where should we work?How many children do we want?When...

The Strength of Surrender

I grew up an athlete in Chicago, and to say that I am competitive? That would be an understatement. My six siblings and I are naturally competitive. I was particularly driven to succeed in every aspect of life, whether it was school, work, sports, family, or...
To Hear God Anew

To Hear God Anew

Letting God in on our decisions is SO important, and there are so many decisions we have to make...

Choosing Greatness

Choosing Greatness

The heart of the Christian life is intimacy with Christ on the cross. ​ This past weekend I went...

He Saw Her

He Saw Her

When I started watching the first few seasons of Downton Abbey in the early 2010s, I remember...

In the Orangery

In the Orangery

“Jesus, I surrender myself to you - take care of everything.”⁣ ⁣// The Surrender Novena⁣⁣I come...

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