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”

Would you give up everything for God?

How willing are we to give up the things of this world for God? St. Francis of Assisi, who’s feast is celebrated on October 4th, was more than willing to do exactly that. He came from a wealthy, noble family but in an instant gave up all his earthly possessions, gave them to the poorContinue reading “Would you give up everything for God?”

A Bible Verse to Remember Daily

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This verse is a perfect reminder of how we should strive to live daily. There are three components, each with a powerful message on how God calls us to live our life. First, rejoice always. Some people would say it’s impossible toContinue reading “A Bible Verse to Remember Daily”

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”