Sometimes, I feel so tiny that I could just blow away into nothingness. Weakened by disease, sickened by some ailment or another, my body feels thin and brittle, like I … Continue Reading Tiny
Sharing here some beautiful quotes from some holy people about the meaning of this Advent season. First a note: I’m posting this on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Don’t … Continue Reading Advent Reminders
Talking with Saints Praying to Saints has not been my thing. That is, as a Catholic, I don’t continually ask Saints to intercede on my behalf or for the sake … Continue Reading Talking with Saints
Have you ever tried to sum up your faith or the Faith? Raised as a Catholic, I wasn’t well educated as one. I rejected the Faith — even the existence … Continue Reading The Tree of Life
Last week, I wrote about my difficulty with Marian devotion. This week, I’m going to share with you some experiences that will make you think that I don’t have any … Continue Reading Prayer Beads & Becoming a Christian
Maybe I could call this reflection, “Confessions of a Less-than-Catholic-Feeling-Catholic”. I know that I shouldn’t feel guilty, however. I simply have questions. The Virgin Mary herself had questions. Her first … Continue Reading Struggling with Marian Devotion
There’s thunder and lightning, bombings and gunfire, and I’m abandoned in the dark — horrifically alone. At any moment I could be obliterated, searing explosions invading my mind so I … Continue Reading Through
What words cannot tell nor images show… No fragrance, no strain of music, no touch can hold on to what I know… You… You, my Lord… You. With that little … Continue Reading Who You Are
While watching the feats of the athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, this post (from 2017, one of my favorites) seems like a fitting reflection to share again… You have heard … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
I first wrote this poem in 2016, on April 1, and called it “April’s Fool.” My own personal experiences inspired the writing, though my experiences weren’t so blatant. Poetry is … Continue Reading of false gods
What is love? Our words can confuse the answer. I say: I love cheesecake; I love my family and friends; I love writing; I love watching football; I love God. … Continue Reading Are you loved?
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
When a person dies, we may try to comfort the family and friends who are mourning by telling them that the person has gone to a better place. This isn’t … Continue Reading A Better Place?
“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
I did it! That’s what I want to write, that’s what I want to shout out from the rooftops: “I did it! I did it!!!” The sentence, however, feels incomplete. … Continue Reading The Publishing Contract
What is love? I will soon be attending a family wedding by the sea, and this occasion calls to my mind some poetry. The coming together of a man and … Continue Reading To the Marriage of True Minds