Comparing Flowers

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:1 I got into the habit of comparing myself to others when I was in high school. At my dance studio, I would compare myself to other dancers during almost every class. Instead of taking class to improve in my own technique and artistry,Continue reading “Comparing Flowers”

How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on, all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is his name.’” Luke 1:46-49 Growing Closer toContinue reading “How I Started to Love Mary as my Mother”

It’s the Little Ways: A Reflection for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Feast Day

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” -St. Therese of Lisieux Today is the feast day of one of my favorite Saints, St. Therese of Lisieux! She always reminds me that youContinue reading “It’s the Little Ways: A Reflection for St. Therese of Lisieux’s Feast Day”

Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11 I was certain I knew what God’s will for my life was. For about a year and a half, I thought I knewContinue reading “Being Thankful When the Answer is “No.””