Come to Jesus and Live

___________________________________ “Let the sinner not be afraid to approach Me. The flames of mercy are burning Me – clamoring to be spent; I want to pour them out upon these souls…The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy.” Christ’s message for St. Faustina to proclaim through the image of Divine […]

Lent for the Married

Andrew and I were passing ideas back forth – sweets, alcohol, eating between meals. What should we give up for Lent? While I have one or two possibilities floating around, I think I’ll choose my Lenten sacrifices based on God’s will for our marriage, which will undoubtedly yield a fruitful Lent and, I’m hopeful, will […]

The Key to Closeness with Christ

This Lent I’ve been receiving daily reflections from Fr. Robert Barron. This one just HIT me right in the soul – the most valuable things worth pursuing have nothing to do with wealth and acquiring more stuff. Read the excerpt from Fr. Barron and click Continue for the rest. They are some of the harshest, […]

A Word of Wisdom

“At that time I had to struggle with many difficulties, but God was lavish with his graces.” – St. Faustina, The Diary #15 Whatever crosses I have, whatever struggles I will endure in life or even during this particular Lent, the only thing that will give me hope of overcoming them is trusting in God’s […]

Lent: Being Pre-Prayered and Sacrificing My Will

So…Lent starts this Wednesday!? Per usual, it totally crept up on me and now I’m scrambling to figure out what to give up. I don’t think the decision has to be made BY WEDNESDAY – I definitely want it to be more meaningful than rushed, though I like the idea of sacrificing something at the […]

Not a total Black-Out, but a Great Minimalization

The yearly struggle with what to sacrifice for Lent came as expected. Facebook? The whole Internet? There’s no doubt about it that it’s the computer that I allow to stand in the way of my becoming a more disciplined person. I get so irked when others spend too much time online. And then I realized […]