Serve and Surrender

Serve and surrender. This year I want to serve God with all my heart and surrender my will to the will of the Father. “As each has a received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10A constant prayer on my heart is to serve GodContinue reading “Serve and Surrender”

Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary. As we now enter ordinary time in the liturgical year, I wanted to share some thoughts. The Catholic Church is filled with beauty and tradition around every corner and it’s one of the incredible blessings that comes with being Catholic. Advent, Lent and Easter are such rich spiritual times,Continue reading “Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”

A Moment of Peace Amid Chaos

One of my favorite parts of our wedding was our blind first look where we prayed with each other before the ceremony. In this moment it was as if all the craziness of the day stood still and it was just my soon-to-be husband and I and I felt complete peace. Leading up to theContinue reading “A Moment of Peace Amid Chaos”

The Beauty of Prayer

Is there anything more beautiful than prayer? I love to pray. Who doesn’t? It’s in prayer that we’re able to talk to God. We’re able to express our hearts to him. Whenever I’m struggling, nervous, doubting, excited, grateful, literally insert any emotion here, I run to our Lord in prayer to express to him whateverContinue reading “The Beauty of Prayer”

Honoring Jesus through Mary this New Year

“We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her son.” St. Louis de Montfort Is there a better way toContinue reading “Honoring Jesus through Mary this New Year”

Have You Ever Wanted to Hangout with Jesus?

Have you ever wanted to hangout with Jesus? Hangout with him as if you were best friends? I recently had this realization that Jesus was human. Now stick with me here. Of course, I know he was human but sometimes I think we see Jesus more in his divine nature than his human nature. ItContinue reading “Have You Ever Wanted to Hangout with Jesus?”

Patience is Key

Patience. How many times do you hear someone tell you “Patience is a virtue” when you’re desperately waiting for something? How many times do we lack patience and want everything done then and now? Patience is, in my opinion, one of the hardest traits to fully live out. It’s human nature to want everything rightContinue reading “Patience is Key”

The Beauty of Advent

Advent. A time of preparation. A time of hope. A time of joy. The Advent season is by far my favorite time of the year. It’s a time where everything feels a little brighter, a little happier and just a little better. There’s a sense of hope and belief in the air. Throughout the AdventContinue reading “The Beauty of Advent”

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”