I know I’m not the first to speak up, but right there in the middle of my struggles, I thought I was both alone and legitimately crazy. I have anxiety. Not the general kind when I worry sometimes, but the paralyzing, *every mole hill is a mountain* kind with racing thoughts, increased heart rate, tears, and total […]
Vocation involves monotony; there is so much sameness played on repeat; work and sleep without much in between, and I tell you what, I have been really feeling this reality lately. The moment my toes touch the floor, the morning is hurried and the rest of the day thrown together. The kids are my alarm as I […]
Happy Feast of St. Faustina (and Happy Birthday to my brand new 4 year old!). The Diary of St. Faustina is a powerful, eye-opening read that just pierces my soul and makes me focus on the next life instead of this one.
___________________________________ “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 […]
_______________________________________________________________ “I perform works of mercy in every soul. The greater the sinner, the greater right he has to My mercy…He who trusts in My mercy will not perish.” Christ to St. Faustina, from Divine Mercy in My Soul Sometimes I fall into the farce that I shouldn’t “trouble” God with my struggles because they’re […]
As a practiced writer, I’ve become a sponge to anything even slightly thought provoking: memes plastered all over Facebook, Bible verses and prayers especially strike a chord, along with the occasional quotation from “Unknown.” As a blogger-columnist, I’m ever searching for material that qualifies as both pertinent to my readers and easy to discuss. The […]
“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 […]
I don’t believe in coincidences. Not anymore. I used to – maybe a month ago, but recently my skepticism has met its match in too many “coincidences” to ignore. I don’t believe in coincidences because I can say with all certainty that my soul is being pursued; not just pursued though – chased and hunted […]