Living without the use of my arms is… well, odd. Because of my genetic muscle-wasting disease, there are things that I just can’t do anymore. This post is not about … Continue Reading Making the Sign of the Cross: an Opening
Over the last week, I have been in Canada with my parents on a journey with two main goals: to shut one door and to walk through a newly opened … Continue Reading The Holy Door: A Personal Pilgrimage
Do you pray not to be put to the test? I do. I think about the worst situation that I could find myself in and then I wonder… would I … Continue Reading In the Midst of Wolves
God speaks to us through beauty. The more fragile or hidden the beautiful thing, the stronger the call to love. If we fail to discern or respond, then we fail … Continue Reading Here I Am
Enough said: “But your eyes are blessed, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I’m telling you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see … Continue Reading How Good We Have It
We are but dust in the vast cosmos… I ask in advance if any of this post is bizarre or unsettling to anyy of my fellow devout Christians. Please remember … Continue Reading God for Us (Reason and Faith)
What is a joyful Catholic? What is a joyful Christian? Let the answer not be: “a rarity”. A joyful Christian is not someone who dwells in fear, mistrust, and misgivings. … Continue Reading Mercy Is Joy or It Is Nothing
I’ve written here that I want to feel sacred – and that I’m disappointed because I thought I would feel sacred by making an act of consecration to the Sacred … Continue Reading Not Fulfilled Yet
Eternity is not only about life after death, like heaven and hell. Eternity is also here and now. For, if eternity has no beginning and no end, then it’s already … Continue Reading Talk the Talk – Walk the Walk?
Saying that God told him to leave, NFL hopeful Adam Muema walked out of the combines workout last Sunday. “(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the … Continue Reading God Told Me to Do It, Religious People in the Media, and the Truth about Prayer
A love shaped key opens every sacred door, portal, passage and visage – it is the secret of the universe, the divine way, the truth. A key shaped by love, … Continue Reading A Love Shaped Key
While studying the theology of Benedict XVI through an online STEP course, a classmate, Bernadette Vance, suggested that we try writing our own apostolic type letters. Choosing our own audience, … Continue Reading A Letter to the Fallen Away
Doubt shouldn’t be feared, because it’s not in opposition to faith – doubt is actually part of faith. If we have faith with no moments of confusion or doubt, then we … Continue Reading When in Doubt
If God is all-loving and all-merciful, then why does God condemn souls to Hell to burn for all eternity? I mean, I can think of some really terrible people that … Continue Reading Does God Damn?
In seeking answers to the ageless questions, my exploration can only be partial, because, creature that I am, I cannot fully plumb the depths of truth. “For now we see … Continue Reading Who Am I? (Heart Question 1)
–Lyrics by Scott Soper, 1994 Helpless and hungry, lowly, afraid, wrapped in the chill of midwinter, comes now among us, born into poverty’s embrace: new life for the world. Who … Continue Reading Child of the Poor