Can We Learn to Listen?

Flipping through the monthly missalette to pass the time, back in the days when I was a child and Mass seemed to last forever, I'd sing the songs in my head and read the prayers on the back.  One prayer struck me so much that I committed it to memory.I haven't thought of it much in recent years but it came to me suddenly today--perhaps through the prompting of the Holy Spirit?  It's a prayer we could all use in these troubled times....more

Unreasonable Gratitude: An Artist Talks To God

Is it time for you to get back to your creative work?   ...more

Christians Who AREN'T: How NOT to Pray for the President

I'm updating and reposting this today because four years later a U.S....more

The Unattainable Virtuous Woman

I have avoided those verses my entire life....more

The Shower is my Temple

I truly started to value the shower 13 years ago when my son was born. As a new mom, my hierarchy of responsibilities and time management had endured an earthquake and luxuries such as bathing ended up very low on the priorities list. Of course this was completely counter-intuitive, because what I needed more than anything was 15 minutes of solitude for more than just pumping milk. Beyond hygiene, I needed a shower for my mental sanity; it is my mental defibrillator, shocking me back to normalcy. ...more

Thanksgiving Prayer

 Dear Heavenly Father,Today we give thanks for the many blessings You have bestowed on us this year.We thank You for a prosperous year and the ability to serve You through others....more

Living On a Prayer

Proverbs 8:17 (NIV)I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. ...more

Get Up & Just Do It: Start Moving In Your Faith

Exodus 14: 15 (NIV)Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on."...more