“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” -Alexander Pope When I was thirteen, my parents got divorced and then, in a surprising turn of events, remarried each other again six years later. Everyone expected my younger sisters and I to be overjoyed, but instead we … Continue readingThe Prodigal Son’s Older Brother? That’s Me.
These people would help with daily living skills. They would be known as my caregivers. I am grateful for everyone…they taught me spiritual lessons … Continue readingSpiritual Lessons my Caregivers Taught Me
I was once told to pray for the person I was struggling to like and respect. I didn’t want to pray for them, but I grudgingly undertook completing that penance (especially since we are not to partake of Communion until after our penance is complete) … Continue readingLent & Confession: Growing Closer to Christ
Was it coincidental that it came about when I decided to pray a 54 day novena to St. Joseph? Was it that God knew my soul was tired of where I was and used the novena to bolster me to a new level of self awareness? Or was it simply that I had become worn down with the way things were and could see the writing on the wall? … Continue readingThe Damaging Effects of Making Excuses
My mom and I share an interest in flower gardening. Over the years, she has given me many “starts” from her perennial gardens, and I try my best to keep them alive. Sometimes it works, other times I am forced to take the walk of … Continue readingA Deeper Look