A Radiant Love Story

I have found the one who my soul loves. Song of Songs 3:4 A Deep Desire of my HeartFor as long as I can remember, I wanted to get married. When I was little, I would play dress-up as a bride. As I grew up, I mused over the romantic ways that my future husbandContinue reading “A Radiant Love Story”

How to Have a Missionary Heart, According to St. Teresa of Calcutta

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. St. Teresa of Calcutta Faithful, not SuccessfulWe can’t deny that St. Teresa of Calcutta did some big and incredible things, like create a new religious order in India and speak out against abortion in the United States. While these accomplishmentsContinue reading “How to Have a Missionary Heart, According to St. Teresa of Calcutta”

The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice, there is no love. St. Maximilian Kolbe Love Requires SacrificeTo love is the will the good of the other. Because of this, true love naturally requires sacrifice. When we love, we should be willing to set aside our own wantsContinue reading “The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe”

An Open Thank-You to FOCUS

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 To all FOCUS missionaries, especially Becca, Emily, Jacob, Thomas, JD, Brian, Courtney, Maddi, Molly, and Peter, who served at SRU, and Shannon, my friend from SRU who said yes to FOCUS. Moving in with FOCUSItContinue reading “An Open Thank-You to FOCUS”

Why We Have to Set the World on Fire

I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! Luke 12:49 What does it mean to set the world on fire for Jesus? Does it mean that the whole world knows him? Maybe it means that the whole world loves him, or that the whole world follows him.Continue reading “Why We Have to Set the World on Fire”

4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation

Many people confuse our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. St. Teresa of Calcutta Preparing While You WaitI often dream about what my vocation will be like. I wonder all the time when it will start, as if the more I think about it, the quicker it’ll begin. I sometimesContinue reading “4 Ways to Prepare for Your Vocation”

The Size of a Mustard Seed

For truly I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Saying YesTwo years ago, I went on a life-changing mission trip to Nicaragua. This spring breakContinue reading “The Size of a Mustard Seed”

I Love You

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 Viewing Valentine’s DayWhat do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Does it conjure images of red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, chalky conversation hearts, orContinue reading “I Love You”

Gift of God

Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8 One Year AgoEvery day with Nathan is a blessing, but today I’m feeling especially blessed. One year ago today, Nathan took me to dinner, and afterwards he played his guitar and sang “From the Ground Up” by Dan and Shay to me. Our one year anniversary is today, andContinue reading “Gift of God”

Choosing Love: Why I’m Pro-Life

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I dedicated you, a prophet of the nations I appointed you. Jeremiah 1:5 I wish I could go to the March for Life tomorrow in Washington DC, but unfortunately, I have four classes on Fridays and I cannot miss them. Nevertheless,Continue reading “Choosing Love: Why I’m Pro-Life”