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...
When an "old" movie catches your attention and speaks truth to you in a new way, you find yourself writing about it... (a reflection on the movie, Gladiator)
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 →
Reality TV isn't the only place for over-the-top drama. Scripture is actually full of these kinds of stories. Inspired by a comment on a TV show, I've cast my characters for Genesis' version of The Real Housewives.
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 →
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 →