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In the School of the Holy Spirit: Inspiring Texts

In the School of the Holy Spirit: Inspiring Texts

Last month I shared a personal story about How God Moves Us.  I have been slowly working through a book that came out of that experience... I'm only on page 40, but each page is a goldmine.

The message is this: The Holy Spirit is essential to our Christian life and is needed to progress on the path on which God leads us.  The Holy Spirit inspires, but we have to be disposed to notice and respond to these inspirations

Owner's Log

Owner's Log

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Prayer Is A Battle!

Prayer Is A Battle!

Last week we were featured in an article on Catholic News Agency in response to a recent attack on the rosary in the Atlantic.  It is no surprise...
Feeling Alone? Find Solace In This Verse.

Feeling Alone? Find Solace In This Verse.

Last week I shared a personal story about how God pulled me out of desolation one small grace at a time.  It’s really incredible what a difference...
How God Moves Us

How God Moves Us

I have a story I want to share for all of you out there who feel far away from the Lord, lost in the desert, in a fog or another, similar mental/spiritual state. This is a story about little bread crumbs from Heaven that led me out of that place of desolation and back into awareness of God’s love and grace. 

Do You See Yourself As God Sees You?

Do You See Yourself As God Sees You?

Can you relate to this tension? Do you struggle to see yourself the way God sees you?  Do you really know how God sees you?  If I can’t see myself the way God sees me, how can I see others that way?  On the surface it seems possible to love others better than I love myself, but is it true?  
Check Out These Great Resources For Mental Health!

Check Out These Great Resources For Mental Health!

Last week I began a one year program in the Resilient Catholics Community lead by Dr. Peter Malinoski at soulsandhearts.comSouls and Hearts was developed to meet the needs of practicing Catholics who struggle with the everyday challenges of life. Grounded in a Catholic anthropology, Souls and Hearts' contributors draw from the psychological sciences to offer Catholics mental health education and information in an online format.  

Pro-Catholic, Pro-Life, Pro-America

Pro-Catholic, Pro-Life, Pro-America

Our priest's homily yesterday was on point.  He talked at length about the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization.  He talked about what it meant to be these 3 things: Pro-Catholic, Pro-Life, and Pro-America.
It's Good To Be Back!

It's Good To Be Back!

Last July, about a month into this new job, I became pregnant with my first child, and my husband and I welcomed our sweet son in April. We named our son Benedict after Saint Benedict of Nursia, one of our favorite saints. He has been a very important and significant saint in our marriage and relationships, but especially in work. I mean his motto is "ora et labora" ("pray and work"). However, if I’m being honest, sometimes it’s more like having to work at prayer. It isn’t always natural or easy.
Consecration of Russia

Consecration of Russia

I just returned from School Mass where our pastor prayed the full Consecration of Russia prayer.  I wasn't prepared for it.  It was beautiful, sad...
Don't Let Spiritual Reading Disturb Your Interior Peace!

Don't Let Spiritual Reading Disturb Your Interior Peace!

How is your Lenten journey so far?

This Lent I am reading "This Tremendous Lover" and thumbing through other spiritual readings. I hope that upon reading the wisdom and advice I found that it may prove fruitful and helpful to you this in Lent and beyond.

Need Help Deciding What To Do For Lent?

Need Help Deciding What To Do For Lent?

Over the past few weeks, my inbox and news feeds have slowly filled up with a collection of Lent articles and videos.  This probably won't be your first time taking Lent seriously, and if you are like me, there might be an inclination to stick with what's comfortable.  That's what I was planning on doing until I came across a few of these recommendations.  I haven't landed on one yet, but there's still time to decide.  I hope you find something fruitful in these recommendations.
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