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”

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”

The Parable of the Sower in Modern Day

Which soil do you find yourself in? The parable of the sower has always been one of my favorite bible passages because of how relatable it is. It’s easy to read it and analyze which soil you would consider yourself to be. Are you the seed in the rocky soil? The thorns? Or the goodContinue reading “The Parable of the Sower in Modern Day”

The Beauty of Silence

How many times do we truly allow ourselves to be in silence? How many times do we spend time with God simply sitting in silence? A couple of days ago I was overwhelmed and wasn’t finding the time to pray, but I also wasn’t in the right mindset to properly pray. I had a millionContinue reading “The Beauty of Silence”

St. John Paul II: A Look at his Life

What a special place this man has in my heart. I was 9 years old when he passed away and I remember my mom crying as she watched it on tv, but I didn’t understand what was happening. I knew he was the pope but it wasn’t until high school that I began to learnContinue reading “St. John Paul II: A Look at his Life”

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”