I stumbled upon Leanne Goebel like a hidden book in an old bookstore. I was hanging a picture in my office, one that I loved but that had been residing in our waiting room. My suite mate decided to take it down and put a different picture up over the coffee machine, and the lowly… Continue reading The Unknown artist
When I was saved He took nothing away other than my personal blindness. And He brought me so much richness of living. Why should I now think He wants to teach me a lesson, take it all away, make me live in darkness, live away from the Light? Paul- Growing with God, How did I… Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?
We need that spark, that energy, that belief that there is something more just waiting for us. Hope is real, not just a word or in a song, but living in our hearts, ready to want and to stretch and to reach for something more. We have buried it in many ways- drug addiction, depression,… Continue reading Be Inspired
I sat in my car today before I knew the outcome. Headphones on, music blasting, I thought of Jesus, people, and why Christians always appear so weak. The rap music was loud, the headphones were large. I thought of Jesus flipping tables. It crossed my mind that I myself was sometimes so weak, and afraid.… Continue reading Why Jesus is a badass
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?
It’s late, I know, but there are things worth talking about. Like my slight (o.k. full on) obsession with listening to the Jennifer Fulwiler show. My hours at work have changed which has forced me to listen to her talk radio program on demand, which means bite size tidbits, ten minutes at a time, and… Continue reading Lady Gaga, God and why you need to listen
This post originally appeared in some form at my old stomping grounds, workforthecausenottheapplause. For you my friend, it’s worth telling again and again. I love you. -M We don’t always get to choose our friends, sometimes they choose us. When God has a plan stranger and bigger and more maddening than you could ever imagine.… Continue reading The Other Woman
If you haven’t visited for Eucharistic adoration, you really should. You don’t have to be a Catholic. You can simply be a person that has blood flowing through your veins. If your mind is open, the door is open; even if you are grappling with the handle. I am Catholic like I breathe air. There… Continue reading No lipstick
It took two dead women to lead me back to God one a saint, the other a sinner. God loves them both. I didn’t think I needed them, but I did, I’m just being honest. Strangely enough, one met her fate in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, the other by self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning. Is either… Continue reading The Confessional Poet
“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.” Isaiah 59:6-7 “Fasting… Continue reading Simple Christianity: Being our Most Authentic Selves