What is Moral Authority?

The Big Girls in the Dance StudioWhen I was a little dancer, I looked up to the “big girls” at my studio. I wanted to be just like the girls who helped my instructors teach my dance classes. They were beautiful dancers, but they were also kind, smart, and fun to be around. These girlsContinue reading “What is Moral Authority?”

This Sunday’s Gospel: January 10, 2021

For this Sunday’s Gospel and other Mass readings, click here. I was born on March 4, 1998, but I was born again later that month. On March 22, 1998, I was Baptized at St. Stephen’s Parish and I entered the Church. Although I don’t remember it because I was one month old, it was theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: January 10, 2021”

The Weeds in Your Soul

Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30 Chores with the CommunityLiving in intentional community is great because we get to do everything together. It’s fun whenContinue reading “The Weeds in Your Soul”

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”

How the Lilies Grow

Consider how the lilies grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. Luke 12:27 Depending on our FatherYour Heavenly Father wants to take care of you. In a world that promotes self-sufficiency and praises stoicism, we find difficulty inContinue reading “How the Lilies Grow”

Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience

Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they may also be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 Made for MissionIn this Bible verse, Jesus prays that we can be with Him.Continue reading “Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience”