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 –…

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…