Adding to Suffering

As we continue through the desert experience of Lent with prayer, penance, and fasting in hopeful anticipation of the Resurrection on Easter, I share a second word and thought that came to mind during the past few months. A universal attribute mankind shares is each of us carry a burden or burdens whether we want … Continue reading Adding to Suffering

By Love Refined, Made Purer in the Crucible of Relationship

Photo Credit: Isaiah Eyre Photography My respect for any type of relationship has grown through the years especially intimate relationships that endeavor to uphold good and godly virtues amid the maelstrom of brokenness and confusion about God's design and purpose for male and female relationships. The word dating can harbor more feelings of anxiety, trepidation, … Continue reading By Love Refined, Made Purer in the Crucible of Relationship

Upon My Return From Germany: Anyways- Mother Teresa

Germany People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered;        Forgive them anyway.If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;        Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies;        Succeed anyway.If you are honest and sincere, people … Continue reading Upon My Return From Germany: Anyways- Mother Teresa

Litany of Trust- Sisters of Life

*** written by the Sister of Life, Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, SV*** From the belief that I have to earn Your love. Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that I am unlovable. Deliver me, Jesus. From the false security that I have what it takes. Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that trusting You will … Continue reading Litany of Trust- Sisters of Life

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

Be Satisfied With Me

Feeling distracted and overwhelmed this Advent Season? Loosing sight of the reason for the season? Christmas blues? -A Poem Attributed to St. Anthony of Padua- Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, To have a deep soul relationship with another, To be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But to a Christian, God says, “No, not … Continue reading Be Satisfied With Me

Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

The holidays are upon us opening doors to joy and blessings and suffering and wounds. Real forgiveness doesn't equate to the secular quip, "Forgive and forget" which by the way is cognitively impossible unless brain trauma exists. Real forgiveness is an act of the will, an act of love not a feeling or emotion. “Forgiveness is … Continue reading Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

On the Christian Meaning of Suffering

BE NOT AFRAID. I decided to return once more to the 1984 Apostolic Letter written by St. JP II titled Salvifici Doloris: On the Christian Meaning of Suffering that addressed the ever present question of suffering: why, what, and how? God transformed even something not part of His original design for humanity (suffering, pain, death, … Continue reading On the Christian Meaning of Suffering

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please, read my recently published article on Catholic Match Institute's Blog, by clicking on the link below. Bargain Less & Embrace More: How to Navigate Love with Chronic Illness This article shares my personal experience with navigating the highs and lows of life, love, dating, and relationships with chronic illness. Learn how I've changed my … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

Towards the Top- Easter 2018

Holy Week and the Easter Season 2018 did not fall into my well-intended, personal plans. Instead God took me on another journey asking me to let go of the control I grasped onto over my spiritual life and the manner in which I desired to enter into Holy Week and the Easter Season. There is … Continue reading Towards the Top- Easter 2018