How to do Little Things with Great Love

If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Inspired by St. ThérèseAfter St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Feast Day this year, I challenged myself to intentionally do little things with great love. I knewContinue reading “How to do Little Things with Great Love”

Where is God When I’m Stressed?

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 Accumulating StressIf you want the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, then it’s written above in the cited Bible verse. If you’d like to hear my personal testimony, then read on. I start out theContinue reading “Where is God When I’m Stressed?”

Holy Hour How-To’s

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41 Meeting Jesus on MissionI was probably in second gradeContinue reading “Holy Hour How-To’s”

Comparing Flowers

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:1 Comparing DancersI 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 andContinue 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”

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.””