You know the phrase, "everything that can go wrong will"? That was how our flight home to visit family went... and it looked like our return flight was headed down the same path. A prayer from the heart then turned the day completely around...
I was nine and my family was hit with something I thought was bad. Then, all at once, grace swooped in and my attitude shifted...
I allow myself time to feel the negative (but valid) human emotions that pop up in reaction to frustrating circumstances; then I choose grace instead
I remember the first time that Chris (my husband) did something that truly irked me. I don't remember the specifics of what he did or didn't do, but I have a vivid memory of standing in the kitchen of my apartment, washing the dishes, and feeling my irritation level slowly and steadily rise. We had... Continue Reading →
“The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.” ~St. Augustine This is a fairly well known quote from Augustine, and also, a fairly well known truth. This mysterious “intertwining” is one of my favorite things about Scripture. It catches my attention, locks me in, and leads... Continue Reading →
Last Sunday, St. Peter was a great example for the transforming power of grace. This Sunday, St. Peter is a great example of what happens when one doesn't swap for grace. The conversation of today's Gospel is actually a continuation of last Sunday's... the one in which Peter recognizes Jesus as the Christ and is... Continue Reading →
I’m convinced that “swapping” is a way to grow in holiness. It always has been, but it just has never really been referred to by such terminology. I think usually, it’s more common to hear about “opening oneself to receive”-- and I by no means disagree with that. As Catholics, everything about our faith points... Continue Reading →