Catholic on purpose

little moments full of grace

Real Freedom

Me And A Cheesecake I was staring longingly at a cheesecake platter that was sitting in my refrigerator when I thought to myself, “I should follow my heart and do what I want!” All the while I knew that what Read more…


A Kiss From Heaven

The sun lit up his face, magnifying his boyish charm. I pulled him close to me, pressing his warm, soft check against mine. I took a snapshot in my mind of that moment so I could revisit it later. Such Read more…


Home

The idea of home is so enchanting. It’s something we all strive to create within whatever establishment we find ourselves. We hang pictures, paint walls, and fill the space with the people and things that we love in hopes that Read more…


His Grace is Sufficient

The only light that fills the room is the flicker of a candle. The coffee is hot and creamy, being enjoyed in silence. And my heart is soaring. It is a season of joy for me and mine, something I’m Read more…


Spiritual Reading Encouragement

I have never been an avid reader. Growing up, I’d do all in my power to avoid reading. But, reading is imperative in the spiritual life, and it has become one of my favorite things. I think it’s because I Read more…


The World is so Beautiful

The other day, as Cooper hopped in the car after school, he said to me, “ya know, the world is so beautiful!” I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. Such a simple statement, full of so much truth. Read more…


Welcome Fulton John

When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in heaven. And woe to the parents who raise that child without consciousness of that eternal crown! Fulton Sheen Silent Waiting – A Birth Story Read more…


The Harvest

Happy feast of the Nativity of Mary! Here is a snippet of history I found interesting: One traditional Marian image is the Mother of God as a fruitful field. Christ is the great harvest, the blessed fruit, of her womb. Read more…


Maturing In Prayer

This past week we celebrated the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine. These two incredible saints were vital to me early on in my reconversion. St. Augustine’s Confession’s met me in College when I was completely lost, but Read more…


Not Fearless, Just Brave

The time and place were all very different but the feelings were very much the same. With each, I felt a rush of excitement, fear, and nervousness. A clashing of emotions that left my heart pounding as I tried to Read more…