Prayer is Not Asking, It’s a Longing in the Soul

As a Life Teen missionary, I have a daily rhythm of prayer. 7:30am   Daily Mass 8:30am   Holy Hour 9:30am   Liturgy of the Hours Liturgy of the Hours has been the hardest part of our morning prayer routine for me to enjoy. Liturgy of the Hours is the second highest form of prayer […]

You Can’t Conquer Truth

One sentence I heard this summer caused me to do a lot of thinking. The comment wouldn’t make much sense out of context, but the progression of thoughts and discoveries it inspired are what I want to share. Stick with me. This is a lot of thoughts coming together. We human beings have a habit […]

God Wins

Summer camp 2013 is done. Boy was it one for the record books! I’ve been involved with summer camp since 2010. I’ve served as a summer staffer and in the kitchen at Covecrest. I was camp photographer at Camp Tepeyac, and this year I was Prayer Coordinator and Summer Staff Mentor at Camp Hiawassee. Each […]

Do you love me?

I was struck with this Gospel the other day, where Jesus asks Peter: “Simon son of John, Do you love me?” three times. Peter responds affirming, “Yes,” every time. (Jn 21:15-17) That brought me to the scene where Jesus says to Peter: “Before the cock crows you will deny me three times.” So it makes […]

I’m Not Worthy

“Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” This is a prayer every practicing catholic should recognize right away. It’s a prayer we pray once a week at Mass, or more often for those who go to daily Mass… But […]

Salesman for Jesus

Businesses highlight the “good” parts of their product when they are advertising.  Shouldn’t we also highlight the “good” parts of our faith?  Check out this podcast on Evangelization in the modern world. Click Here to Listen to the Podcast – “Salesman for Jesus” You can also follow the Houston Mission podcast on iTunes by searching […]

Struggling to Accept

I just purchased “Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska” and HOLY COW! Gosh her life is really really REALLY cool. I’ve only been flipping through a bit of her diary these past few days in prayer but she just has these one liners that hit a place in my heart that really connects with me, […]

12 Edge Teens + 1.5 hours = ?

Do you find yourself playing the quiet game with young teens? “Hey lets play the quiet game. Let’s see who can stay quiet the longest. Ready… GO!!!” Or “Let’s see if we could stay quiet for 5 minutes. Starting… NOW!” Why do we choose 5 minutes instead of 30 minutes? Better yet, why not 1 […]

Are you willing to be crucified with Me?

A couple of days ago I was praying about Jesus’ crucifixion. While picturing the scene, I all of a sudden realized that Jesus had to open His hands in order to be crucified. I mean: there’s no way they could have nailed His hands to the cross if they weren’t open. Jesus opened His hands […]

Dolphins and Jesus.

My missionary sister Ellen recently posted a blog called Dolphin Tales, sharing a story about how she and I had asked Jesus for dolphins during our trip to Florida last month. In it she tells the story about how Jesus did give her dolphins shortly after, when she went to the aquarium, and how she […]