What is Your Sword?

Ever since I was young, I have always liked the idea of being a warrior fighting in a war with swords, shields, and the like. I have wanted to be a knight and storm the castle and fight against evil. There is one thing that I’ve learned on my journey with the Lord, and that […]

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 […]

Oceans

All summer, my prayer was wrapped around the song “Oceans” by Hillsong United. The beautifully simple lyrics entranced me. I wanted to have the faith to keep my eyes above the waves wherever God would call me, to keep my eyes above the waves of life, to stand firm in oceans deep. It all sounded […]

Do You Love Me?

As I was in the process of discerning whether the Lord was calling me back to school to pursue a Master’s Degree or to become a full-time missionary with Life Teen, I traveled to West Palm Beach, Florida to visit my sister, my brother-in-law, and my precious niece and nephew. I’ve always enjoyed visiting there. […]

God Laughs

The other night, the psalm response for daily Mass was “Lord, you are merciful and gracious” (Psalm 86). I’ve heard about His mercy and grace my whole life, but last night I had a revelation. It wasn’t expected, and it didn’t hit me like roaring thunder. It was more like a whisper, and truth settled […]

I Choose to Trust – One Year in Haiti

October 10th marked the one year anniversary of our mission team moving to Haiti and beginning mission here at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization! I can’t believe it has been a year, but I am blessed and encouraged by all that God has done in these past twelve months. I have […]

Put Me In Coach

As a high school student, I played a lot, and I mean a lot, of soccer. Year-long seasons and tournaments, endless practices and sprints, countless thoughts about where to pass the ball next and how I could better serve the team. To say it was a big part of my life is an understatement. As […]

More to Life than Friday Night Lights

There were five of us. Emily was home recovering from sickness. We cranked up the music and cruised down the highway to our first Friday night lights experience in The Woodlands, Texas (North Houston). Drunk on the Holy Spirit If anyone was walking by as we got out of the 15 passenger van, it’s likely […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting

God’s will can be hard. It’s hard to give up everything I think I want and accept that God’s will is bigger and better. It’s hard to tell my family that I won’t be living around the corner because God wants me on mission in Georgia. It’s hard to talk to old friends and realize […]

Fearless Victory

Victory: A superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, or difficulty. A triumph; the ultimate decisive superiority in any battle or contest. That is the definition of victory, and I’ll tell ya: I get so pumped up just reading that little blurb. Why? Because we’re all a part of the most important victory of all […]