Writing Letters to God

Do you ever write letters to God? Typically, when people think of what it looks like to pray they think of sitting in silence, reciting prayers and talking to God. However, prayer journaling is another way to spend time with God and can be extremely impactful. The process of writing out your prayers, your hopes,Continue reading “Writing Letters to God”

Good Friday: A Day of Gratitude

“‘It is finished,’” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 There’s a song we sing during Lent that never fails to make me cry. The lyrics go like this: “Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there whenContinue reading “Good Friday: A Day of Gratitude”

Keep Your Gaze on God

There are several passages from the Bible that I absolutely love. One that always sticks out as one of my favorites is the story of when Peter walks on water, but as he begins to sink Jesus is there to grab his hand and help him. The story is found in the gospel of MatthewContinue reading “Keep Your Gaze on God”

Following God’s Will

“Let it be done unto me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) This famous line from the Bible is spoken by Mary. It’s also known as Mary’s fiat – the immediate acceptance and consent to God’s will for her life. In latin, fiat means “let it be done.” We see this line when the ArchangelContinue reading “Following God’s Will”

Why I am Pro-Life

I have always considered myself pro-life. Growing up I knew that as Catholics we don’t believe in abortion and it was just common sense to me that an unborn baby in the womb is a life that should not be killed. However, once I started working at my current job, my passion for being pro-lifeContinue reading “Why I am Pro-Life”

The Importance of Priests

In my local parish we have a ministry called the “Traveling Chalice.” Families sign up to receive the traveling chalice, they host the chalice in their home for one week and pray for priests and priestly vocations including prayers for seminarians, nuns, friars, and all religious vocations. The hope is that through our prayers moreContinue reading “The Importance of Priests”

Here I am. You called me.

“Here I am. You called me.” Yesterday during Mass this continuously rang in my mind. In the first reading, we repeatedly see Samuel saying this in response to God’s call. Though he doesn’t realize it was God right away, at the end of the passage God reveals himself to Samuel. Samuel’s response: “Speak, for yourContinue reading “Here I am. You called me.”