Serendipitously, yesterday morning, I was able to go to Mass. Since I had begun writing about the various challenges to the concept of accepting everything as coming from the Will of God, it was on my mind. My buoyant spirit upon embarking this endeavor was slightly checked by a memory of the end of the … More Is Everything the Will of God? -part 2 (a slight pause for humility)
Super relaxing. Gentle encouragement. Christ focused. I’ve been enjoying this app called “Pray As You Go” as I commute to work or on a quick jaunt to the grocery store. Its a 15 minute meditation on some bible readings. The readers (British Jesuits) usually have cool accents and they feature music from all over the … More Pray as you go
“You who so praiseworthily wish to lead an apostolic life, each according to her individual situation, know well enough the world of today to realize that in your battle against unbelief and immorality, natural resources and all purely human means are radically insufficient. What you absolutely need is an intimate union with Christ, and that … More You Are Not Strong Enough
Let’s presume that, my husband and I are in a “conversation” trying to figure out the softball, soccer, dance drop off, pick up, carpool schedule when I hear a little voice in my head saying, “smile at him.” I really don’t feel like it so I cock my head to the side and raise my … More The Nudge of God – do I listen?
Friday means pizza, drinks, the start to the weekend! We all love Fridays! Even our school blasts music from the loud speakers at the end of the day. It feels great. But traditionally, Fridays have been a day of sacrifice. It is the day on which our Lord hung on the cross and died … More Friday Night – Party or Penance?
The little neon green chairs and the 1940’s white leather bench were like magic in my house. The kids actually sat down to do their homework; their shoes were neatly stowed. Chores were cheerfully being fulfilled, somehow the laundry was already folded and the living room was tidy! With my new furniture acquired from my … More Pinterest Mom Heading for the Cross
We all need skills and habits to do any sport, job, or activity well. Being a disciple of Jesus also takes skills which become habits. You can think of your focus on this just like a music technique class or a skills day of soccer. When you focus on a skill, you become free to … More Discipleship Practices
Vacations and trips are amazingly helpful to development and happiness but rarely leave me as charged and ready for action as a retreat. Many people take a yearly retreat but it can be hard to find the right fit and time. As a DIY-er, I love a Homemade Retreat. This retreat doesn’t cost anything, is totally tailored to what I’m … More Homemade Retreat
This free audio book source has changed my day to day chores into a university lecture hall. Even when I have no free time, I can cast myself into the classical world of Plato, stroll the countryside with Mr. Darcy, debate with Charlotte Bronte, or discover incredible treasure with the count of Monte Cristo. With the touch of a … More Librivox