Nothing in Common with You

We are all probably familiar with the story of the woman at the well. But just in case ““There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How isContinue reading “Nothing in Common with You”

Relationship Advice for the Youth

Just this past Thursday I was talking to one of my students. For confidentiality purposes we will call him Daniel. Daniel is a student that I’ve really connected with this semester, and he often comes in and tells me about girls that are causing him trouble. We have this inside joke about DTR, which standsContinue reading “Relationship Advice for the Youth”

Intimacy with the Father

    Can I be real with y’all? I mean I’m always real with y’all, but I just want to show you something raw. I love writing these blogs, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes I just have so much on my heart and it starts to burn, or I try to touch on a subjectContinue reading “Intimacy with the Father”

Inside Out

In the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort, and independence, there lies a great danger. A danger in the fact that people start to close their hearts and become selfish. In a society like this, people are incapable of authentic joy because they become incapable of having any kind of relationship. GodContinue reading “Inside Out”

It is you

Today’s Gospel was about Joseph receiving a message from an angel in his sleep that he was to take Mary as his wife, and serve as a father to the child who would be called Emmanual. The reason I bring this up is to highlight the message that the Lord is also speaking to you.Continue reading “It is you”

Mercy

Imagine you’re on a big cruise ship, and you look out to see someone who has fallen overboard. Any good human is going to grab a life preserver and toss it overboard. By no work or merit of their own do you choose to save that person. You see them struggling and about to drown,Continue reading “Mercy”

Oh you of little faith

Long time no see. The last 3 weeks or however long it has been have been full of grace and blissful suffering. It has taught me how much I truly desire Heaven. I desire to be with Him, where jealousy loses its grip, and anger’s flame is quenched, where my eternal joy is made complete.Continue reading “Oh you of little faith”

The Places I don’t Want to Go

Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go”  I had a person recently tell me howContinue reading “The Places I don’t Want to Go”

Wanting to be Liked

Looking back at high school and middle school especially, I see a girl who would do anything to be liked, to feel seent, or to feel known. I see a girl who hated fruity gum, but would buy it just to pass it out to other kids, just for the feeling of being wanted. IContinue reading “Wanting to be Liked”

Prayers of St. Bridget

Greetings, brothers and sisters!  The memorial of St. Bridget of Sweden was celebrated on July 23rd.  St. Bridget was a holy religious who dedicated much of her time to contemplating the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through mystical revelations (which she subjected totally to her spiritual director), she was given prayers that have a certain degree ofContinue reading “Prayers of St. Bridget”