Easter as a Catholic Christian

Easter as a Catholic Christian

Happy Easter! I am sitting outside on my front step watching the sun rise as I type this. Unfortunately, there are a lot of clouds and it looks like it is going to start raining soon, so I’m not sure I will see the sun but there is still something awe-inspiring about...
Take Captive Every Thought

Take Captive Every Thought

Have you ever read something and thought this was written exactly for me? Or heard something and thought this person is speaking directly to me? I completely believe that God speaks to us in a whole variety of ways. When I was younger, I used to think that the only...
Return to Me with All Your Heart

Return to Me with All Your Heart

Can you think of a time when you did something with all your heart? When you were focused on something all the way to the depth of your very soul? When you felt it in every cell of your body? For me, I think back to being a teenager and going on retreats with my...
Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, Slow to Anger

Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, Slow to Anger

Listening is one of the most important skills you need to be successful in life, I believe. How are you going to help someone if you aren’t listening to their needs and desires? How are you going to be the best wife to your husband if you aren’t taking the time to...
God is Never Tired of Our Prayers

God is Never Tired of Our Prayers

Every morning, I start my day writing out affirmations for my life and reading a Bible verse and praying. I use the free “Bible” app by YouVersion, which has a “verse of the day.” I used to try to search for Bible verses related to a certain topic that was on my mind,...
Earthly AND Eternal Rewards

Earthly AND Eternal Rewards

It is okay to work for earthly things as long as we remember that our REAL reward is eternal. I know I can sometimes get in the trap of “either or” thinking – that either I am working for God’s glory OR for some wordly measure of success. Even specifically when...