God Can Use Our Sins…

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)

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 →

The Real Housewives of Genesis

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.

The Difference Grace Makes

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 →

Weakness isn’t a Problem

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 →

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