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The Divine Mercy: Jesus I Trust in You

Jesus, I trust in You. Five little words, but five powerful words. These words alone are often what I use when I am inRead more »

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A Beloved Pope Becomes a Beloved Saint

This Sunday, on Divine Mercy Sunday, our beloved Pope John Paul II will be canonized as a saint. I doubt there was aRead more »

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Dating with Purpose

What is the Goal of Dating? Most of us have grown up with dating being a part of our lives or a part of the lives ofRead more »

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The Joy of the Crucifix

We turned off the windy country road onto a gravel drive. As we started up the hill I looked around at my surroundings.Read more »

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An Open Letter to My Gay Sister

As someone who struggles with same-sex attraction yet remains a practicing Catholic, I try to keep my finger on theRead more »

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I give up!

This Lent has been a particularly fruitful time for me. I cannot remember another one in recent memory when I haveRead more »

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A Picture of Forgiveness

Near the end of the new Noah film, there is an achingly beautiful scene of forgiveness between husband and wife. ItRead more »

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A Tisket, A Tasket; What’s in Your Easter Basket?

My oldest child is in his twenties, so we’ve had a lot of experience creating Easter baskets for our children. Read more »

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Eucharistic Adoration

It was a bright spring day in May. Only two weeks left before summer vacation, and my first overnight school trip withRead more »

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Jesus Wept

Yesterday we read in the Gospel of John the story of Lazarus’ death. We read that when Jesus finally arrived inRead more »

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7 Quick Takes Friday: 7 Signs Spring is Finally Here!

1. You wake up to birds chirping and woodpeckers pecking… or better yet, your 4 year old wakes you and asks, “WhatRead more »

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Line-by-Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part 3

This is the third of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. “But if we walk in the light asRead more »

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Why I Don’t Accept Reformed Theology

I could use these one thousand words to explain Five Point Calvinism (TULIP) and put together an essay refuting itsRead more »

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My Journey toward Finding a Spiritual Director

About four or five years ago, I recalled hearing friends talk about receiving spiritual direction. At the time, ourRead more »

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The Sorrowful Mysteries and a Good Friday Cry

Fridays are full of feelings- anticipation, accomplishment, exhaustion, and, yes, sorrow. For me, it is the end of aRead more »

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