I have been looking for houses for months now. Ours sold and is off to close and we have found nothing thus far. It is no great coincidence that the Holy Spirit led me to sell this house, the one I love, during Lent. It has added to my desert experience and desperation for God… Continue reading Expand your search
This idea of fasting is daunting. It’s a mix between looking forward to ridding ourselves of the ties that bind and being afraid of letting go of what we hold on to the most. When He is with us, we don’t feel the need to fast, but when He is away from us, the urge… Continue reading Don’t give up chocolate for Lent
It’s hard to wake up and know things are about to change. Lent is an ordained time, a spiritual awakening, a desert and an emerging. I have never looked forward to a Lenten time such as this, knowing God will be on the other side. I have been pondering the question, what does God want… Continue reading Don’t be Empty- Awaken to the call of the Rosary!
I have lived my life in a great struggle against something I cannot see. It has been a burden to me since I was a little girl, a dark monster, an unforeseen force that haunted my days. I could never readily identify it, associated it mostly with some tragic experiences I had in my life.… Continue reading Psalm 139, What do I have to offer God?
It took a man dying to wake me up… I wasn’t prepared. Kinda like that whole virgins with the oil parable, or the thief, or keeping watch. God seems to run fire alarm drills. I have lived life using checklists, it’s what I do. A check here, a check there and my assignment is complete. It’s not… Continue reading The First and Third Sunday
I tossed and turned last night. I have tendonitis in my left shoulder, strep throat, a mouth full of sores as a result of that and had a fall out with a friend I love dearly. I’ve been so sick I can’t even muster up the strength to cry, and while I haven’t cursed God,… Continue reading If it’s easy for you to be a Christian, you’re doing it wrong
I’m learning a lot these days. As God has transformed the one thing I lived for and worshiped, I see His far-reaching power. It took me awhile to grasp the concept that it was me that was stopping God from changing my life, but I see it now. I understand we see what we want to… Continue reading It’s ok to ask God for Happiness
With the presidential election just weeks away, we can’t help but talk about what our world may soon be like. I chose early on to mostly “tune out” after I saw some of the political rhetoric and mud-slinging brouhaha that came early on in the primaries. I didn’t know who I’d vote for, and all… Continue reading Dear Hillary Clinton, You lost my vote
It has been a great, dark night. My love for writing left my soul. The longing for God was too great, and consumed me, greater than my love for writing. I went searching for him in the very depths of my being, painful. I longed for Him and for nothing else, and writing was just too… Continue reading Summa
I received the news on a Friday; a colleague of mine had died. I hadn’t seen her in some years, but her infectious laugh and smile never left me. I realized in the same moment that I felt myself gasp for air, that sometimes it is not what someone has said that makes a lasting… Continue reading Why the only one who can leave a legacy is us