Prepare [your soul] for Take-Off

  I’m a chicken. A big one. I need the saints – imperfect people who made it – fought the good fight and live eternally to tell the tale. Their struggles and victories are astounding because they had the wherewithal and humility to accept God’s grace and call to holiness. I love rediscovering St. Francis […]

Coming up for Air

Finally! I can surface for just a second to share this gem of insight from Mother Teresa. The past month of having a new baby in the house has been a wild ride of both smooth sailing and holding on for dear life, leaving me an emotional wreck and without a clear vision as to […]

A Simple Instrument

Friday night I saw the production Vianney, a one-man rendition of the life of St. John Vianney. What a compelling experience! I’ve never yearned for the grace of the sacraments in such a way and I found myself disappointed that confession wasn’t offered immediately afterward. It was such a fantastic show, moving with frightful scenes of Satan […]

Second ½ of the Humble Pie Challenge

All right – here goes the 2nd half of Mother Teresa’s Humility List as applied to married laity (For the first half, see my last post). Again, my thoughts aren’t by any means exhaustive and do not necessarily cover all situations, but I think generally there’s a good thing going here: 9. Accept insults and injuries. No red […]

Humble Pie CHALLENGE Part 1

I hope I get to Heaven. I especially hope that my marriage ultimately furthers my endeavors by way of Andrew drawing me closer to Christ and holiness (so far, so good!). I married Andrew because of who he is and I wanted to contribute to his happiness. I didn’t marry him solely because of what he could do […]

Mother Teresa’s Humble Pie

I’m sentimental. My appreciation for nostalgia is a balanced one now, but when I was a kid I kept everything because of the “meaning” behind it. Homework assignments, feathers from the backyard, stuffed animals I didn’t even like; my room was a mess of clutter and I was proud of everything I had that collected dust. In one of my several […]