When You’re in a Prayer Slump…

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 So how has prayer been lately? For me, it hasn’t been that great. In the planner that I use for Radiant with Joy, I like to track my prayer habits. As if I didn’t need to feel myself slipping, IContinue reading “When You’re in a Prayer Slump…”

Why Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?

Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior. Diary, 1541 Jesus’ mercy is infinite. It’s always available to us, and he’s just waiting to give it to us. Unfortunately, weContinue reading “Why Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?”

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”

Christ in Me Arise

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Do you believe this? My first reaction is yes, absolutely! I find that I trust JesusContinue reading “Christ in Me Arise”

Be Thou My Vision

Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” John 9:41 Although Jesus physically heals the blind, he uses blindness versus sight as an allegory in this Sunday’s Gospel. To those who are “blind” Jesus will give sight. This blindnessContinue reading “Be Thou My Vision”

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 I 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 current event hot topic. IContinue 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”

Trusting His Mercy

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Trust… what a beautiful word. I didn’t think to associate it with Confession until I went to Confession recently. The priest kept repeating this little word, encouraging me to trust that I can turn to God in theContinue reading “Trusting His Mercy”