Embrace, not Endure

We think, “No, this time I will endure.  Things will be better in the future”.  Indeed, they will.  We think, “No, it can not be so!”  We’ve defeated this demon, dealt with the night and already faced this winter. And yet—  The ice pushes from the earth the stones...

All is Gift

How do you receive God's gifts? ​ The gift of a new day. The gift of a warm cup of coffee. The gift of the mass. The gift of a full fridge. The gift of a job. The gift of family, friends, community. The gift of a kind word from a colleague. Wherever we look, whatever...

A Lent Well Spent

I read these words written by Thomas Merton earlier this week, and I can't get them out of my head. And since I'd rather share something beautiful than try and wrestle words of my own to be even half as profound, I'm going to share them here. ​ From No Man is a...

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...
All is Gift

All is Gift

How do you receive God's gifts? ​ The gift of a new day. The gift of a warm cup of coffee. The...

A Lent Well Spent

A Lent Well Spent

I read these words written by Thomas Merton earlier this week, and I can't get them out of my...

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...

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