My hands were shaking, but I am not quite sure why. I quit my job, I am not sure where I am. I am not yet a full-time mother, not yet a professional writer, but somewhere in between. I sat in the pew while I watched my family from the other side of the church.… Continue reading The Better Part
We all have a message. God has made us each unique and accounted for. We have our own victories and struggles, and we need to be able to own all of it. I have tried to write for twenty-four hours and just couldn’t. Sometimes I am just stifled by the world. Many times I just… Continue reading What is your message?
The goal of life is not to be happy. I know how badly you want to believe that, but sadly it is not true. I am sure you, like me, have searched the world over to find that thing, that person that will make you perennially happy. Many are still on that journey towards happiness… Continue reading Are you trying to be happy? Well, you shouldn’t
Asceticism- self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence; rigorous self-denial; austerity; extreme plainness, simplicity “He had found refuge, outside the confines of human society,” Teilhard de Chardin, Hymn of the Universe Our universal self-seeking is in our quest for fulfillment. I find it somewhat odd that in the confines of my own journey there… Continue reading You don’t have a soul, You are a soul, You have a body
“John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” Mark 1:4 “A happy life is not lived in anger, it is lived in peace and mercy.” This is definitely a word for someone, I have no idea who, but that is none of my concern. I, like John… Continue reading The Baptism of Silence
“And when he had taken leave of them, he went off to the mountain to pray.” Mark 6:46 His tombstone reads, “Pauper, servis a humilis” (a poor and humble servant) Saint Andre Bessette When we are too close up, we can see nothing. Our nose presses up against the glass window, and all we can… Continue reading Climb the mountain: How to pray “Your Will be done” and mean it
“for never can that heart be satisfied which seeks anything but God.” Madame Martin (The Story of a Soul, The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux) O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there… Continue reading The God I cannot see
“He does not call those that are worthy, but those whom He will.” The Story of a Soul, The autobiography of St.Therese of Lisieux “True dependence is not simply asking Me to bless what you have decided to do. It is coming to Me with an open mind and heart, inviting me to plant my… Continue reading Wake up and Abandon your Life, Don’t you want to live?
“I would have gladly kissed the soles of his feet for the salvation of Israel.” (says Mordechai of Haman, Esther 4:6, Chapter C). Alone in my prayer closet, under-caffeinated and overly anxious, I spilled my guts on the floor in desperation for God to clean up the mess. Nothing was particularly wrong, except that I… Continue reading What if you could live just for today?