Suffering, Healing, and Returning to God

Suffering, Healing, and Returning to God

Here’s this week’s must-read edition: 1. “Suffering doesn’t have to destroy us. It doesn’t have to define us.” 2. “My goal… is to continually return to God with my whole heart. To follow Jesus’ lead and get back up after...
“Everybody’s broken”

“Everybody’s broken”

“Well, everybody’s broken and in need of healing,” my father-in-law said to me this weekend while he sat across a picnic table from me at my niece’s birthday party. And he’s right. Not everybody suffers from the same thing, but everybody...
Talking to Your Kids About NFP & NFP As Self-Care

Talking to Your Kids About NFP & NFP As Self-Care

Today I have two great things to share with you from other bloggers: the first is a post about talking to your kids about NFP by Charisse Tierney, a writer over at Paving the Path to Purity; the second is an audio recording about how charting your fertility may be the...
“Ask me a question”

“Ask me a question”

Instagram released a new feature in Stories and I had a little fun playing around with it last week. It’s called, “Ask me a question,” and it basically allows the people who are following you and watching your Stories to ask you a question and give...
The Patron Saint of (Seemingly) Unanswered Prayers

The Patron Saint of (Seemingly) Unanswered Prayers

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people share that their patron saint wasn’t just someone they sought out for one reason or another, and it wasn’t just their namesake saint, but that it was a saint who kept appearing in their life over and over...
When God’s Power is Strongest Within Us & For Us

When God’s Power is Strongest Within Us & For Us

Some saints are hard to relate to, but when (St.) Paul says he begged God to relieve him of his suffering, I’m like, “You and me, both, Paul! You and me both!” More than most things, I get this — this prayer and begging for relief, and...
Arise: to Love & Service

Arise: to Love & Service

Years ago, my initial response to stories about how Jesus healed someone would quickly be to ask, “But why not me?” Now, after much time (and prayer, and discernment, and reading – and talking with friends & family), I realize that none of us is...