The Church and My Young Heart

I looked around the Church I so loved, I couldn’t seem to find a place where I fit in. Instead, I stuck out in a space where my heart only desired to belong.

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Who is at Your Table?

Now, all of this talk about how this plays out on both national and individual levels leads to the big question: who do we give a seat at our table? In other words, who do we welcome and who do we reject?

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What Love is Not

When we invest our hearts into these counterfeit ideas of love, we are selling ourselves short of the real, life-giving encounter that the Father desires for us. Love is meant to be a light in the world, not to dispel us to the darkness of sin and insecurity.

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Privilege in the Body of Christ

It can be uncomfortable to talk about the inequality of privilege, but discomfort is not always bad, in fact, it can be the catalyst to change.

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The Consent Conversation

The fact that this conversation is taking place is encouraging, as we know that it protects and empowers many women and men. Consent is good, and any act of authentic love — sexual or not — requires consent since authentic love is never forced but responds to the free will of the beloved.

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Good Morning Beautiful: Glorify God in Your Morning Routine

If you are anything like me, maybe your first impression of self-care was just doing a face mask and going to bed early. While these things actually do make an impact on your day (like, let’s be honest, we are always a little bit more pleasant to be around when we’ve gotten 8 hours of sleep), there is hidden virtue in the act of self-care.

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It’s OK to be Wrong.

Since it is impossible for any one individual to know everything about the faith, this can lead to us forming beliefs or attitudes about Catholicism that aren’t entirely true.

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When it Doesn’t Feel Like God is a Good Father

God doesn’t stop all our pain, because we have the will to make our choices freely; as does everyone else, even if their lives affect ours. But God can use each of those choices to bring good to the world, if we let Him work in our lives.

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The 10 Books You Should Read Before Heading Back to School

10 books, what they’re about, and why you should read them.

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You and Shame

Even shame is not big enough for God’s mercy. If you are tired of letting shame run the show, I’m happy to share some insight and heal with you.

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