Strengthening Our Will

I want to tackle a very sensitive subject. In today’s society, we have been living in a dangerous world. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded that facts come from our feelings.   What do I mean? That is what we feel is the truth. If it makes me feel good, it mustContinue reading “Strengthening Our Will”

A Real Encounter with St. Therese

Note: I have a song to celebrate Saint Therese’s Feast day I remember asking Jesus and St. Therese. “Please illuminate something to me. So if you have something you wish to say, please point it out to me.” I asked this of her today, and ohhh, does St. Therese come through when you ask forContinue reading “A Real Encounter with St. Therese”

Simplicity

I write this on St. Therese’s Feast Day. So many ideas I wish to express in my heart to you, my dear reader. Yet, I feel I am called to focus on one idea. Simplicity. Saint Therese wasn’t a great saint because she discovered the “Little Way.” Saint Therese wasn’t a great saint because ofContinue reading “Simplicity”

Little Way

To be honest, I want to reflect on the innocence of a child. I was out yesterday, heading to my church to make a private holy hour. On the news, NPR, the host of the radio show, said,  “Children are able to boil things down to such an innocent truth.”   While I was driving, IContinue reading “Little Way”

Strength

I was in church yesterday, praying to Lord as I stared up at the crucifix. I’ve been struggling with a lot of anxieties and just an… sense of great unease.   I first thanked God for giving two of his most trusted saints, St. Therese and St. Joan. Thank you for giving me two amazing friendsContinue reading “Strength”

A Letter to Saint Joan

My dearest friend,  The words I wish I could speak. The emotions I wish to convey. The Lord alone knows these unknowable feelings that sprout up. The tightness in my chest and the lump in my throat prevent me from truly expressing the things I wish for you to know.   I take the most… difficultContinue reading “A Letter to Saint Joan”

Too Many Options

Have you ever had multiple options in life. For example, going to an ice cream shop, how many opportunities do you have? Have you thought about combining different flavors? I know I have. Sometimes in life, we are given too many options. Go left or right at the fork of the road. Sometimes it’s anContinue reading “Too Many Options”

The Dynamic Duo: St. Joan, the Little Shepherdess

Hello dear reader! I have come across the unfortunate position of having too many ideas I want to write on. Too many ideas, not enough time, but that’s life sometimes.   Sometimes we have too much need or want to do to the point that nothing gets done. Yet as Saint Joan tells us, “Act, andContinue reading “The Dynamic Duo: St. Joan, the Little Shepherdess”

Scrupulosity: Doubt Disease

Hello dear reader, it is a pleasure to see you again. First, I wanted to thank you for taking a moment to read this post. Today I want to talk about a severe spiritual illness that cripples a great many people in the spiritual life. This disease is not pride or arrogance. No, this diseaseContinue reading “Scrupulosity: Doubt Disease”

La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Joan of Arc-Chapter 1

Hello, my dear readers! I wanted to mix things up again. This is a segment out of the book I am currently writing, La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Saint Joan of Arc.  This comes from Chapter 1: Over the Hills and Valleys of Domremy.   I hope this inspires you- I know it’s a bit different fromContinue reading “La Pucelle: Nine Day Retreat with Joan of Arc-Chapter 1”