We were driving along, having a pleasant road trip, excited to see good friends in just a few hours when a "disturbance" occurred. It was an opportunity to swap our weaknesses for God's grace.
There's a repeating pattern throughout the Old Testament: God gives, man sins, God calls man back, man sins, God calls man back, man sins... etc. It's easy to be distracted, maybe even disheartened, by the multitude of mankind's failings. However, if we shift our focus from ourselves and look at what God does, it's rather... Continue Reading →
As Catholics, we can celebrate Halloween without making it all about All Saints Day. There is actually something, good, true, and beautiful about Halloween itself.
It's hardest to pray when you can't pray, when you feel like you really can't enter into it and you're always distracted. Here are 4 "distractions" that distract my distracted self into prayer.
An analogy by Mother Angelica, founder of EWTN. According to this hilarious and holy nun, there are 3 types of Catholics: the sinner, the good person, and the saint. They have many things in common, but one thing is for certain... every single one of them falls into "the mud puddle" of sin. What sets... Continue Reading →
I have a confession to make: I am a big, fat, scaredy-cat. I was not always this way, but one rotten mistake from my past has left a mark that makes new situations and new people very nerve-wracking for me. Even though I have put this blunder behind me, I still struggle with angst almost... Continue Reading →