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
It’s amazing what you can see in the Lenten desert when your eyes are fixed on Jesus. For months now I have been suffering from some sort of spiritual depression, a less than enthusiastic daily bible reading, a lack of want for prayer and a leaving behind of the rosary. I chalked it up to… Continue reading Are you suffering from a “spiritual” depression? It may be acedia!
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