Her Humble “Yes:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90 Again

Do whatever he tells you John 2:5 Fiat 90 DiscernmentIf I can be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to do Fiat 90 again. I thought about only doing Fiat 40. I thought about not doing it at all because I remembered how hard it became as I went on. But I keptContinue reading “Her Humble “Yes:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90 Again”

Joy in the Lord: 3rd Sunday of Advent 2020

I rejoice heartily in the Lord; in my God is the joy of my soul. Isaiah 61:10 Our Search for JoyAs humans, we long for joy. Because we’re human, we’re not always sure how to seek joy, where we can find it, and if the source of our joy is good. Often, we find andContinue reading “Joy in the Lord: 3rd Sunday of Advent 2020”

When You Need Your Mom

What a joy it is to remember that she is our mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? St. Therese of Lisieux I think everyone to some degree wants to be like their mom. When I was growing up and even now that I’m an adult, I’m intriguedContinue reading “When You Need Your Mom”

Fiat 90 Follow-Up

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 Many Small SacrificesAs many of you know, I did Fiat 90 this year. I mentioned facets of it in several blog posts, but to refresh your memory, I’ll explain it again. Fiat 90 is aContinue reading “Fiat 90 Follow-Up”

An Opportunity to Surrender: A Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8 In the Thick of ItI first heard about the Coronavirus in class on the first day of the spring semester. I thought it would be just another illness that would become another currentContinue reading “An Opportunity to Surrender: A Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic”

“Let it Be Done:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90

Then Mary turned to the servants and said to them, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 “Do whatever he tells you.”These are Mary’s last recorded words in the Bible, and they still apply to us today. She points us toward her Son and gently tells us to follow Him, doing whatever He tells usContinue reading ““Let it Be Done:” Why I’m Doing Fiat 90″