How My 1st Year of Blogging Changed my Faith Journey

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall always be in my mouth. Psalm 34:2 Happy birthday, Radiant with JoyI’m not known for making spontaneous decisions, but I made one a year ago today that I’ll never forget or regret. A year ago, I got my rejection email from FOCUS, and IContinue reading “How My 1st Year of Blogging Changed my Faith Journey”

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Luke 1:45 God loves women.At Franciscan Mission Service, I’m so blessed to live in a community of people who are on fire for the Lord. I love to sit on the porch or around the dinner table andContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Mary!”

The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving. Without sacrifice, there is no love. St. Maximilian Kolbe Love Requires SacrificeTo love is the will the good of the other. Because of this, true love naturally requires sacrifice. When we love, we should be willing to set aside our own wantsContinue reading “The Sacrificial Love of St. Maximilian Kolbe”

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”

St. Joseph: Protector of the Holy Family

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit;” Matthew 1:20 Throughout his life, St. Joseph was hard working, yet humble, and he always made protecting Jesus and Mary his first priority. In the Bible, he never spoke a word.Continue reading “St. Joseph: Protector of the Holy Family”

“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″

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”