My grandmother passed away March 30, 2016. As I was thinking about the Lenten season today and what forgiveness means to me in my own life and those who have left deep scars, I was reminded of my grandmother. I… Read More ›
One of my memories as a young girl is learning about the “Saints”. Before you sit back and think, well that’s nice and wholesome, I want to explain a little. The Saints I grew up watching and learning about were… Read More ›
Discovering purpose in the ashes
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.” 1 John 3:1 “For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance,… Read More ›
Toxicity in relationships
“So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows… Read More ›
Are you the hemorrhaging woman?
“And a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years, who [had spent her whole livelihood on doctors and] was unable to be cured by anyone, came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. Immediately her bleeding stopped.” … Read More ›
The voice of those with no freedom of speech
“You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 As we approach the day of our independence and celebrate our freedom, I wanted to ask you to be the voice of those who have no… Read More ›
Are the small sins devouring you?
“Confession is like a bridle that keeps the soul which reflects on it from committing sin, but anything left unconfessed we continue to do without fear as if in the dark.” –Saint John Climacus I have been observing this momma… Read More ›
Has God placed a friend or a community in your life?
“God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends we will find strength to attain our sublime ideal.” St. Maximilian Kolbe Do you have that one true friend that would… Read More ›
What walls obstruct your view of God?
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine. When you pass through waters, I will be with you; through rivers, you shall not be swept away. When you walk through fire,… Read More ›
Finding love and forgiveness
“You have never been in love” Antonia Lipari Mire Words spoken by my late grandmother as we sat on her front porch swing. I was in my early twenties. I was a baby in my career, just graduated college, on… Read More ›