There is Something I Think You Should Know

While I know and feel God’s love now, I also know what it is like not to. It can be hard to understand (and believe) that there is one who loves us more than all we will ever know.

When Sins are Retained // My Story

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any they are retained.  John 20:23 In John’s Gospel, we read that Jesus gives the Apostles and their successors the authority to forgive or retain sins. So, does that mean a priest REALLY has the authority not to absolve…

How We Are Observing Holy Week

We are smack dab in the middle of Holy Week! Has this Lent gone by fast to you? It sure has for me – but I LOVE Holy Week, so I am savoring each day. This year my family and I decided to give up screen time for the entire week. This doesn’t mean that…

What Stops You From Letting Your Light Shine?

I had the pleasure of reading a book recently by Matthew Kelly, entitled Resisting Happiness. We attended Mass at my mom’s parish after Christmas and it was handed out there. It was excellent! I highly recommend it and I am quite certain that I will refer to it in future blog posts. The book really…

Let Us Love and Encourage One Another!

Yesterday, while picking up a prescription for one of my boys, I overheard an exchange between a Pharmacist and a Pharmacy Tech. As the Pharmacy Tech was looking up the prescription I needed, she turned to the pharmacist next to her and said, “So what are you doing for your birthday tomorrow? I know your…

Feeling Like an Outcast in God’s Family

You know that feeling you get, whether it is a big event, a meeting, or even just a conversation within a small group, when you suddenly think: “What am I doing here? I don’t really belong. I don’t quite fit it.” When I find myself in those situations, it feels a little awkward and uncomfortable….

{{YOU}} Can be a Joy Filled Catholic!

I don’t always enthusiastically jump into the air, while walking through a flowery meadow – but when I do, it’s because I am a Joy Filled Catholic! Actually, that’s not even me, but that is how I feel inside when I think of the awesomeness that is the Catholic Church. It really truly is –…

When I Met Mary at the Foot of the Cross

  I have a blog post in the works that I will post after we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord — and I think it will be a great post to kick off the Easter season! Today is Holy Thursday. This evening will mark the end of Lent and the beginning of the Pascal…

A Reason for the Hope Within Me

  But even if you do suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them or be troubled, but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with…

Why I LOVE Being Catholic ~ Intro

So, after having this blog for a year, posting a few things, and writing several things that didn’t seem right, so they didn’t get posted – I have FINALLY been inspired! Praise be to God! Seriously, if I didn’t know that it was God’s will for me to put this blog out there for His…