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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…


The Eucharist: Bishop Barron, The Catechism, and Cooper

6 Facts About the Eucharist taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.2. All who eat the one broken bread, Christ, enter Read more…


Cultivating Virtue

Everyday is a grand opportunity to grow in virtue, strengthen ones soul, and fall more in love with Christ. Everyday is a grand opportunity to love ones neighbor, ones family, and ones self with great patience. There is opportunity all Read more…


Marian Consecration

I like to imagine the Wedding Feast at Cana. I equate myself to the water, unfit for a wedding feast. Mary takes me gently to the feet of her Son. She says, “do whatever he tells you.” Somewhere along the Read more…


Jesus Got Hurt?

His eyes were wide and his face scrunched up. I could read the concern plain as day. He repeated himself, “Jesus got hurt”? I wasn’t prepared for this moment so soon, but I should’ve known considering the plethora of crucifixes Read more…


But Even If He Doesn’t

In the midst of this pandemic we have been working hard in our home to cultivate beauty. Yes, physically, but more importantly, internally. The kind of beauty that sinks into ones soul and fills them with joy. And though fear Read more…


Morning Prayer

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It is still dark, but your presence provides a gentle light. I can feel your peace. I come to you now, before the day has begun, in hopes of a new start and new strength. I draw every breath from Read more…


The Breaking of the Bread

Our weary hearts and skewed vision strain to understand, to see, and to believe. We do our best to comprehend. But often our best efforts of complete, abandoned faith feel fake. Our doubts stand out because they make more sense Read more…


Like Christmas Morning

My parents recently returned from Spain where they spent over a month walking the Camino De Santiago. The day after they got back they made a trip to little old Hillsdale to visit us for the weekend. I know they Read more…


Reagan’s Name Story

Today, Tuesday October 22, we celebrate Reagan’s 5 month birthday. Today, the Catholic Church celebrates Pope John Paul II’s Feast Day. Today, I sent in papers to add a second middle name to our daughters birth name. Her name is Read more…