One of my favorite lines from all of literature comes from Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer. It says, “Every choice is a world made new for the chosen.” Think about that…

To be chosen elevates us. It shows us that we matter, that we are important, that we are good enough for whatever it is we’re being chosen for. It feels good to be chosen, to know that someone wants us on their side, to know that someone believes in us…

Weird Graces

Recently, I was really sick.  Like puking-my-brains-out, best-friends-with-the-toilet, up-all-night sick.  And it was the best.  That’s definitely an extremely weird statement for me to make, especially since the last time I threw up was when I was 11, and that’s the only time I remember ever throwing up, before a […]

An Advent Story

One year ago I met my friend Kris while on mission with Life Teen in Mesa, Arizona. The youth minister at a parish we served with called us to come meet Kris and told us a little of his story. Kris was 19 years old and not Catholic, but had been invited to Life Teen events by a friend and kept coming back for a while now. She told us that we weren’t to meet Kris at the parish, but in a local hospital where he had already been for several weeks.