NFP & Napro: Lent & Whole30

"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God."1 Corinthians 10:33 Divine Mercy Hike in the Inland NW For Lent, Isaiah and I followed Whole30 program, which the idea came from my last naprotechnology appointment with my napro doctor, when the words "surgery" reappeared, and after a … Continue reading NFP & Napro: Lent & Whole30

Address to Women

St. Pope Paul VI- December 8, 1965 "And now it is to you that we address ourselves, women of all states—girls, wives, mothers and widows, to you also, consecrated virgins and women living alone—you constitute half of the immense human family. As you know, the Church is proud to have glorified and liberated woman, and … Continue reading Address to Women

NFP for the Unmarried- Women By Design

My friend and I laughed like hyenas over bagel sandwiches when we both realized that "Oh yeah, we don't use trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy protocols." Single and unmarried we truly forgot in that moment that most individuals and couples use Natural Family Planning or Fertility Based Awareness Methods for fertility and infertility related … Continue reading NFP for the Unmarried- Women By Design

NFP Raw & Unscripted: An Encounter with Popes & Saints

Rome, Italy- Fall 2018 When I envisioned Rome and the Vatican, shedding dewy tears in the Tomb of the Popes beneath St. Peter's Basilica kneeling before the Tomb of now St. Pope Paul VI wasn't my first vision or any vision for that matter. My Italy trip, generously bequeathed by my parents, coincided with the … Continue reading NFP Raw & Unscripted: An Encounter with Popes & Saints

Monthly NFP Update: Lessons in Drug Reactions

August- a month of opposites. The Creighton Method and Naprotechnology treatment requires a huge helping of patience and humility with a hefty sprinkling of courage and trust. In these moments of increased suffering and confusion, my relationship with God shifts into a more pristine focus- better aligned and less muddled by my pride and control. … Continue reading Monthly NFP Update: Lessons in Drug Reactions

Come What May- The Tears Behind My NFP Story

"I stretch out my arms to you, I stretch out my soul, like a land without water." Psalm 142-143 is recited during Compline or Night Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours every few rotations. This verse always sticks with me. Sometimes this verse lingers for days. I figured after rejecting writing this post for … Continue reading Come What May- The Tears Behind My NFP Story