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?
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten- Who knows I like most people thought this quote was attributable to the motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I couldn’t understand why Jesus was whispering it in my ear today because what the heck self-help guru is going to help me? The whispers… Continue reading Tony Robbins or Jesus?
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
A day of reflection. A time taken away to devote our minds and hearts to God. It sounded like a good idea for me, and in some ways it was… there are no coincidences in God’s kingdom. But the day of reflection, presented and planned with a lunch to boot felt more forced than supernatural.… Continue reading The Christian Minimalist
On another note… here is my shameless plug for my girls. It’s girl scout cookie season and my girls have a very specific goal- sell as many military boxes as possible. The girls will earn a special patch if they each sell 12 boxes. These boxes have no shipping attached, you can simply order online and… Continue reading Shameless plug for Girl Scout Cookies
If today you hear His voice, live forward If you have been living backward, move forward If you are expecting things to change while doing the same, force forward If you are on that wheel and can’t get off, jump forward If you are praying with no result, think forward If you are stuck right… Continue reading Live forward
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
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
When my husband and I had children, we vowed not to give into the digital age, even before we became Christians. We watched parents sit with their children at restaurants with tablets neatly propped in front of their faces, and said we’d never be one of those people. It was quite painful really. We had… Continue reading You don’t Have to Move to the country to raise Christian children
The shoes were not quiet. I scurried into the 8 am mass wondering what I was doing there. Earlier in the morning, God told me I wouldn’t be praying that early morning rosary; that it would be prayed at a later time. But it’s day 53, I thought. When would I have the time? I… Continue reading High heels at mass