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…

Hush World, Just Hush for a Moment

  I have not been great about keeping up with this blog. I could say that it is because I am focused on my children (a good thing of course), that the world is noisy and full of distractions, or that writing for my clients zaps every ounce of creative energy that I have –…

“Do not be discouraged. Be Not Afraid!”

  Sometimes I just cannot hide the frustration I feel when it comes to the world view on things like; abortion, euthanasia, gender neutral bathroom and locker room faculties, and other hot button issues. Our culture is so misguided and I often wonder, why can’t they wake up and see how incredibly wrong they are?…

Catholic Bible Journaling

I have not always been very good about reading the bible. I’m actually not an avid reader in general, which has always made reading the bible seem like an impossible task. In the past, I would always crack open the bible to the first page and begin reading in Genesis 1:1 and by Genesis 5,…

5 Catholic Apps I Can’t Live Without (you NEED them too!)

  Isn’t technology great! I mean sometimes it isn’t but if we use technology for good, then it can be a huge blessing, and a powerful tool in evangelizing others and ourselves. Let’s take for example apps. Sure, I suppose I could get lost for hours playing games on my phone — or I can…

Welcome to the Joy Filled Catholic Blog

Hello! Welcome to The Joy Filled Catholic Blog. I am Christie, a joy filled Catholic, who, after being raised Catholic, attending CCD, and then Catholic School 7th-12th grade, drifted away from the Catholic Church and her teachings. I was what some call a “C&E” (Christmas and Easter) Catholic for many years and I slowly made…