Nothing I Hold Onto

I Lean Not On My Own Understanding. My life is in the hands of the maker of Heaven.   There was, and is, so much about our faith that I struggle to understand. Concepts like our Trinitarian God, saving sex and sexual acts for marriage, and Christ’s redemptive...

The Most Important Question to Ask Today

Happy Tuesday, friends! ​ Instead of a longer letter this week, I want to offer a simple question for reflection, posed this past week by a very good and very holy friend. ​ Here it is: "Lord, what is Your will for me today?" ​ That's it. Simple, clear, and leads us...

This is Your Sign

 This weekend I was wrestling in prayer. I was asking questions of God, begging Him for peace in a particularly painful struggle. For an hour, I dove into scripture, sat silently in expectation, and pleaded for greater peace and trust. Exhausted and honestly...

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....
This is Your Sign

This is Your Sign

 This weekend I was wrestling in prayer. I was asking questions of God, begging Him for peace in a...

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...

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