Lessons I’ve Learned About Dating/Courtship in My 20’s.

As I inch very close to turning 30, I've been reflecting about what I've learned about dating and relationships in my 20's. It's been quite a journey! I only want the person God has for me from now on--and no one else! Perhaps you're trying to figure out this whole get to marriage thing, too?... Continue Reading →

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The Gratitude Groove

Lately, I'm trying to get into the "gratitude groove." What's that, you ask? To me, it's a way of life in which I'm continually praising God. It's the practice of remembering, every single day, to praise God for new blessings, and for those blessings that I experience every single day. There is one notable way... Continue Reading →

Because of Who They Were, I Am.

Lately I've been filled with gratitude. I've been pondering how I got to where I am today. I think about the people who contributed to raising me during childhood. They sacrificed so much for me, and still do. Many of them are still supporting me, praying for me, and cheering me on. Without them, I... Continue Reading →

Lent: A Fruitful Desert.

We often speak of Lent in terms of a desert. For 40 days, Jesus withdrew to the desert to fast and pray. We do the same, though figuratively speaking. For the 40 days of Lent, we devote ourselves to increased prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For awhile now, I've realized that I need to cut down... Continue Reading →

Holding On To Hope.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 Having hope isn't always an easy task. It's in the situations when we really need hope that it's easiest to lose it!... Continue Reading →

Mind and Heart Power.

Today the second reading was from Philippians. If we followed St. Paul's advice, we would have a lot more peace in our lives! We would learn to dwell on God instead of cluttering our lives with worry. Our minds would be so much more inspired and pure as well. Soak in this powerful passage and... Continue Reading →

The Tools We Have.

Jesus was the Son of a carpenter. He would have, then, followed in the footsteps of His (earthly) father. The time between the beginning of His ministry and His death and Resurrection was 3 years. Jesus likely began carpentry at a young age and assisted Joseph for many years in this trade, until the time... Continue Reading →

Choosing the Better Part.

Lately I've been learning the lesson that Jesus taught Martha about choosing the better part.¬†And it's a lesson that I will need to continually learn as my life evolves. "As Jesus and His disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had... Continue Reading →

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