You want a purpose, you want a plan, you want to know you are not forgotten. Maybe that’s not the point.Read more "The Vocation of Un-Belonging"
I’ve decided that today I want to tell you it’s ok if you’re hurting. It’s ok if you’re not doing great. It’s ok if you’re feeling like you can’t handle the cards you’ve been dealt. And it’s ok if you cry. You know why? Because you weren’t designed for this. You weren’t made for […]Read more "You’re not a native"
Today’s Gospel has a very special place in my heart. Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake […]Read more "Whoever gives up children for my sake…"
Everyone who knows me in real life knows I’ve had a life-long obsession with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. My dad still tells the story of how when I was a toddler, I would say, “Daddy, tell me about Ariel,” and he had no idea who she was. (Crazy, right? That’s because this was circa 1989-1990 […]Read more "What Disney’s The Little Mermaid Taught Me About God"
The world promises you comfort, but you weren’t made for comfort. You were made for greatness. -Pope Benedict XVI Last week, a marketer on Twitter assumed I had daughters. Granted, it was a doll company, so it wasn’t the world’s most unreasonable assumption. Still, though, it felt rather uncomfortable. I politely tweeted back that I won’t […]Read more "Dear infertile Catholic, it’s ok to be different"
Sitting in my living room during the Blizzard of 2016 seems as good a time as any to finally write my first blog post of this year. 2015 was the year of dreams. In just 12 months, by the grace of God, I accomplished all this: I did the Whole 30 twice and lost 27 pounds […]Read more "When your path isn’t His path"
Any day you get to sing “Hail Holy Queen” at Mass is like, the best day ever. I mean, maybe it’s because of Sister Act, but singing “Salve, Salve, Salve Regina” at the top of my lungs in church is just… exhilarating. But it was more than the music at today’s Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral […]Read more "For Nothing is Impossible with God"
This year, James and I hosted our first Thanksgiving. My parents and sister came to our house, and everything was wonderful. We have so much to be thankful for: each other, our continued “newlywed” status (almost 3 years in), our home, our parents and siblings, our trip to England this year, and my new job, […]Read more "A Light in the Darkness"
What is the virtue humility, and what does it mean to be humble? I did a little Googling on this last week and found these awesome videos from Gabriel Castillo. This guy is definitely intense, but WOW, what a teacher. Each of his videos are like a 30 minute retreat. I found his two part series […]Read more "I’m a Wretch, You’re a Wretch"
Pslam 139:13-14 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. “For you created my inmost being…” I was born without a uterus. And though I never consciously blamed God for this, […]Read more "You Are Mine"