Should I Stay or Should I Go?

After seven years at the parish, was I thinking about leaving? This was a frightening question for me to ponder. I started volunteering as a full-time youth ministry in 2008. It was my dream job. But after struggling to hold down a full-time job AND do volunteer youth ministry, my […]

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Into the Desert: A Story of Discernment

Most years I am excited for Lent. Maybe I am a hardcore Catholic whose favorite pastimes include fasting and not eating bacon on Fridays. More than likely, I’m just lazy and need a good kick in the butt every once in awhile. However, this year was different. Why? Because I […]

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Move Forward Always

“Stuck in the mud” was one of my favorite childhood games. It’s like “catches” (tag), but when you are caught, your feet stay glued to the ground – until a friend manages to crawl through your legs and set you free. There are a few times in my life when […]

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