Running Club is not for Walking

Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win.Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight asContinue reading “Running Club is not for Walking”

Why Bother Being Catholic? Part 2

Now there are people in the world who don’t believe in the Eucharist, in fact that person may be you. Truly you’re missing out. Outside the Catholic Church there is no Eucharistic presence (with a few exceptions). And to many people they don’t seem to care, but Jesus is Lord. And if He is LordContinue reading “Why Bother Being Catholic? Part 2”

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”

What if I Change My Mind?

Something Jesus and I have been talking about lately is changing ones mind. Everyone wants people to change their minds, but it’s so hard to change our own mind. And I’m not talking about changing your mind on big things like the faith, abortion, or things that are very black and white. I’m talking aboutContinue reading “What if I Change My Mind?”

Never Grow Up

This summer I’ve been working at a childcare center, and despite my love for working with older kids, I have still greatly enjoyed working with the little ones. I mostly work with preschool through 2nd grade. Being around them has helped me realize what it really means to be childlike. Sometimes our minds instantly thinkContinue reading “Never Grow Up”

Those Whom He Loves, He Prunes

I love plants. Especially the plants that are simple looking and easy to take care of. So basically succulents, aloe vera, and cactus. I was reading part of Matthew 13 when I got the inspiration to write this blog post. In Matthew 13, it starts with the Parable of the Sower. If you don’t know,Continue reading “Those Whom He Loves, He Prunes”

To be His Sheep

This past Sunday was Good Shepherd Sunday and it has me thinking a lot about the relationship between the Shepherd and His flock. Many of the Gospel readings this week have been centered around this theme of Jesus being the shepherd and we are the flock. To give you a snippet of what’s been onContinue reading “To be His Sheep”