This Sunday’s Gospel: October 25, 2020

Matthew 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,they gathered together, and one of them,a scholar of the law tested him by asking,“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,“You shall love the Lord, your God,with all your heart,with all your soul,and with all your mind.This is theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 25, 2020”

Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows

And you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:35 I meditate on the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and I find myself on the outside looking in. I’m not a mother yet, so I can’t relate to losing a child. I’ve never watched one of myContinue reading “Sharing in Our Lady’s Sorrows”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 10, 2020

John 14:1-12 Jesus said to his disciples:“Do not let your hearts be troubled.You have faith in God; have faith also in me.In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.If there were not,would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place forContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 10, 2020”

3 Reasons Why I Love Flowers

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it. St Therese of Lisieux May is here, and I love the flowers that come with this lovely spring season. Everywhere I look, I see vibrant tulips and playful dandelions. The worldContinue reading “3 Reasons Why I Love Flowers”

How Have We Been Prodigal?

Because this son of mine was dead, but has and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found. Luke 15:24 Have you ever wondered what the word prodigal means? The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one that I’ve heard since my Catholic elementary school days, but it took me untilContinue reading “How Have We Been Prodigal?”

How I Overcame Spiritual Comparison

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 I think we all struggle with comparison to some degree. I think everyone at some pointContinue reading “How I Overcame Spiritual Comparison”

22 Years

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 How often do you count your blessings? How often do you thank God for everything he has blessed you with? Do you ever look around at your friends, family,Continue reading “22 Years”

My Second Home, The Newman Center

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:25 Going to the Newman Center is like going back inside your warm house after playing in the snow. Playing outside is nice for aContinue reading “My Second Home, The Newman Center”

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 What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day? Does it conjure images of red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, chalky conversation hearts, or awkward middleContinue reading “I Love You”

Gift of God

Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Every 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, and I can’tContinue reading “Gift of God”