You were once a zygote. The moment that you were conceived, spermatozoon fertilizing ovum, the genetic foundation that identifies you as you was established. You were living life while smaller … Continue Reading March for Life, March for You
Did Jesus dream? Yes. While sleeping, images, sensations, and thoughts occur in the minds of humans, and Jesus was fully human. We know that He slept and He woke and … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Dreams
As we commemorate the “advent,” the coming of God among us, let us reflect with joy and profound wonder on what this coming means — what it means for the … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Sense
As we enter into the rhythm of the Advent season, let us consider the reasons that we are decorating, cooking, and preparing for great celebration: the coming of God in … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Heart
In this season of Advent, I would like to reflect in a new and more intimate way upon the coming of Christ — God in the flesh — among us … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: DNA
What I’ve wanted to do since I was a young girl, what others have expected of me since I graduated from high school, what my family and friends have encouraged … Continue Reading It’s Happening
Suffering is something that people complain about far and wide. As a Catholic, however, I have heard people speak about the gift of suffering. Those people look at me, a … Continue Reading The Gift of Suffering?
“There’s a crack in everything… that’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen, songwriter. I know about cracks. I suffer from a seriously disabling disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. My … Continue Reading Where the Light Enters You
Trees to climb up and hills to roll down. But, not for me. “It’s okay,” I tell my friends at school, “You can go down and play in the … Continue Reading Revolution: a poem
In this post for the first Monday of the month, I’m sharing from a newly discovered blog called, “The Myth Retold: finding beauty in the every day.” This past Sunday’s … Continue Reading What Is Keeping Me from Sainthood
I am the girl in the wheelchair who was valedictorian of her high school class — I am smart. I say this with no bragging, because everyone is smart in … Continue Reading Learning Is Life
Flesh. What is flesh? Organic cells forming bones, muscles, organs, nerves, blood, skin. The flesh of animals, fur covered, which dwell in forests and fields. The flesh of fish, wet … Continue Reading Body and Soul
I have a morbid sense of time passing. This probably comes from doctors telling my parents, when I was two, that my disease meant I wouldn’t live to be a … Continue Reading Are We Having Fun yet?
Although my knee injury is improving, it’s still giving me trouble (see last week’s post) so this week’s reflection will be brief. We are more than halfway through the holy … Continue Reading The Coming of Spring
A bonus post: my entry for Travel with Intent’s One Word Sunday photo challenge. This week’s theme word: row. I’ve been thinking a lot about Creation lately, and it seems that everything … Continue Reading Photo Challenge: The Rows of Creation
Here’s an oldie but goodie. As Lent begins, we Catholics may look like a bunch of doleful, down-on-ourselves people, but we are simply realistic. And essentially joyful. After all, we … Continue Reading Lent: Finding Yourself and Getting over Yourself