We Cannot Give What We Have Not Received

Just recently, I was being overwhelmed by fears of failure and inadequacy. Past insecurities were rising up inside of me.  When I was faced with various obstacles, it was hard to stay grounded in peace and see things clearly; my emotions were uncontrollable. It was like I was back in junior high! I was overwhelmed […]

God is Love

Love! You could simplify the most important aspect of faith, relationships, and pretty much anything we do to love. Even the Beatles will tell you, “All you need is love.” I myself am known by many as a queen of hyperboles, and I use the word love to describe most things I do and see […]

Glorify God in Relationships

Have you ever had a crush on someone? You know, how you just think that everything they do is cute. Most of the time, after a little while these crushes go away, but sometimes it turns into a relationship. That is what I want to talk about. I started dating someone a month and a […]

Be Quiet!: God Speaks and Heals in the Silence

Turning off my cell phone was difficult. So was not listening to music, not having conversations (except 1 hour a day with a spiritual director), internet, and everything for eight days . . . but it was so worth it because I was able to pray in a way I never have before. I asked […]

What Do You Mean Jesus?

During one of my Desert Days I decided to not make my own plan for my prayers and Holy Hours but to ask God to lead me. I sat down in the chapel before the Blessed Sacrament and said to Jesus: “Okay, here I am, just tell me where to go”. And immediately I heard […]

Come Together – Haiti Mission 2011!

Two weeks ago, I went on a mission trip to Haiti with thirteen other missionaries, most of whom I live with here at Covecrest. It was an incredibly blessed trip from start to finish! As I started writing this blog, I was listening to a song written by Michael W. Smith shortly after the earthquake […]

Not only our sins are on the cross!

Do you know those times, or maybe you feel it all the time, when something somebody else said or did is weighing down on us? Maybe it’s something little like something hurtful somebody said to you. Or maybe you’ve experienced something way bigger, like being ignored or abused by a parent.   God showed me […]

You are truly loved!

Have you ever felt lost, alone, left out, not accepted? Are you hungry for love, for peace, for real true happiness and friendship? Hear this. You are so loved… You are so loved. So loved! Not by just any random person. You are loved, so preciously loved by your Creator, the One who created the universe, […]

Rebellious Against Love

So recently I tore my achilles.  No, it wasn’t leaping from tall buildings or skydiving or bull riding, God is so much more creative.  I tore it playing kickball.  Yes, kickball.  One may ask the question, ‘How does a person tear their achilles playing kickball?’. Well, I must say in self-defense, this wasn’t any ordinary […]