All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.Ecclesiastes 3:20 We have begun the liturgical season of Lent. Through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, Christians worldwide remind themselves of their dependence on God. As we set aside the airs of grandeur, we are forced to behold the messes we are, … Continue reading From Dust to Rich Soil
This is part one of a long testimonial that sprang from a single question. If anything, the virus has forced me to think hard about what I believe and why. I do not know when I’ll post the rest. If you’re interested, perhaps I’ll share. Why is it so hard to talk about faith? I’ve … Continue reading How Covid Affected My Faith
Christmas is nearly upon us; I can feel in my bones that we Christians have extra work to do in 2021. Raise the hashtag #2021BeNotAfraid. Seek the positive, the reminders of God in the world. Tell people why you still have hope.
In July I announced that I would be using my gift of writing to talk about my Catholic faith. It took a few months for me to decide how to do just that and where. Here are some of my favorite posts from the month of November.
I just realized that, as a Catholic blogger, I’ve never shared my conversion story. I love hearing others’ stories about how they discovered the joy that that can only be found in the Church; how they found that, in Jesus’ flock, there is a cloud of witnesses—so many Saintly brothers and sisters looking out for … Continue reading My Catholic Conversion Story
The Communion of Saints Wondering what the Communion of Saints is? Read this article! As a writer, what I love most about telling stories is that it allows you to create people. With enough practice, you can make them so lifelike that readers will feel them to be like friends. This month, I’m wrapping up … Continue reading The Catholic Series: My Next Challenge
It has been a rough year for everyone. With loss and anxiety spreading across the globe, it can be difficult to remain optimistic. I’ll be the first to admit I spend more time struggling with emotions than seeing the silver lining. The year has also offered many opportunities for growth. I’m finally getting around to … Continue reading Catholicism in the Storm