The Holy Spirit is Wow

Life update: the Holy Spirit man, he moves swiftly, powerfully, and clearly... Me on the other hand... a little slow on the uptake... which is why you haven't heard from me in awhile! Here's what's been going on with our family in the last few months... The Ongoing Job Search Ever since we moved to... Continue Reading →

The Scripture Verse that Follows Me Everywhere

Over the last 11 years, Jeremiah 29:11 always shows up right before big moments in my life — moments like when I decided to change my major to study Theology and before my interview for a teaching position in Knoxville that I really wanted. I think it even showed up around the time of my wedding! It resurfaced again this morning.

You May Not Know: St. Adjutor of Vernon

(his name is pronounced add-jah-tehr) A French nobleman, Adjutor was raised and educated in a monastery founded by a monk named Bernard of Tiron (who later becomes a saint himself). When fully grown, Adjutor followed in the footsteps of the rest of his noble family and became a knight. When Pope Urban II came to France... Continue Reading →

Reflections of a Mom-to-Be on Mother’s Day

With my belly growing rounder, my little one’s kicks growing stronger and my nerves and excitement exchanging places with each other multiple times daily, I can’t help but think of a homily I heard from a wonderful priest years ago while I was still a student on campus at Franciscan. Father talked about how mothers are like Christ in a way that fathers never can be…

Give Your Enemy a Chance

Back in middle school, I had a strong dislike for a particular person. Her name was Lizz, and she went to the rival Catholic elementary school one town over. She was smart, pretty, and athletic. All the boys liked her, and I was definitely jealous. In my mind, she was my own personal rival-- especially... Continue Reading →

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