The Advent Season is a time for us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas Day. It is a time of hope, love, joy, and peace. It’s a time to reflect on the story of the birth of Christ and what it means for us, individually and to … More Preparing for Advent: The Lord is on the Way
So ready for the season. For one, it easy excuse to drink my cafe mocha’s with peppermint sticks. More than anything else though, I love the opportunity to share the Story of Salvation history, our history and the good news of the Birth of Our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ to a Virgin named Mary, … More Sharing Advent, Jesse Tree, and Salvation History.
“God obviously had a hand in it, because I have the same color eyes as my Momma, I had the same birth-mark mole on the back of my shoulder as her, and her whole family is oddly genetically very short. Huge blessings come in small packages?” … More I’m Published! “Weak Bones, Strong Wills.
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In the Bible’s Old Testament we are able to see a connection between the individual stories and the deeper overall meaning. Frequently the stories can be seen as pointing to a broader, deeper teaching that the author wants us to understand. In her book, Reading the Women of the Bible (2002), Frymer-Kensky related the socially … More Biblical View of Women and the Socially Disadvantaged Israel
The book of Exodus is an epic within the story of Salvation History. The Israeli people of Exodus are in the midst of Egyptian oppression. Exodus starts where Genesis left off, listing the Genealogies of the Sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob. Two particularly amazing religious experiences that stand out are the … More The Religious Experience of Exodus 1-15
Our RCIA director, Juno Mulder Bishop, asked me the other day during RCIA to speak briefly about my Patron Saint and sometimes I’m great at thinking on my feet, but the only thing that came to mind was her great faith in Christ. After class, the Spirit seemed to tell me I needed to go … More My Patron Saint: Holy Reminder
In the first letter to the Corinthians, The Apostle Paul wishes to convey to the Christians there, the importance of Unity within the Body of Christ. The Apostle speaks of the need for the community to be concerned for one another, and to assure that when they come together, that all are welcomed … More Essay: Paul on the Eucharist and Community
From the beginning of time, people have used the arts to teach and express beliefs. There are many forms this has taken, but the two I will focus on in this essay are Music and Literature. Both Music and Literature are wonderful Theological teaching tools. The Church in her wisdom has always incorporated music … More Essay on The Arts as “Other Foundations” of Catholic Theology
My favorite Communion song is Matt Maher’s “Remembrance”! If you haven’t heard it then you must!! This song describes perfectly my experience of the Catholic Liturgy and the Eucharistic Celebration. When Christ tells His people “Do this in Remembrance of Me”, He is inviting us to be united to Him in body and spirit. Christianity … More My Favorite Communion Song!
When someone asks what your experience is of the Catholic Liturgy, the first thing that may come to mind is the Eucharist, and then you may recall your favorite hymns or Psalms. Of course you’ll begin to think about the smell of incense and the beauty of the vestments and the Altar; the People blending … More The Catholic Liturgy through the Eyes of a Convert
I had only, until just now, read the articles regarding the #7thVideo of #PlannedParenthood, and I was angry. I am now, completely devastated! I could not stop myself from weeping! What the women in the video describes the doctor doing to the baby, while still alive (heart beating), is nothing other than horrific… it’s torture. I understand … More The Violence of Planned Parenthood
Woman Desperate to Have Baby Used IVF to Conceive, Then After a Natural Pregnancy She Aborted. This is just so difficult for me to comprehend. First of all…Snickers Bars and Babies: not the same! I wonder how you explain to your children later that you killed their brother or sister, because you had enough of … More Woman Desperate to Have Baby Used IVF to Conceive, Then After a Natural Pregnancy She Aborted
God is LOVE. this is not to mean that God is full of LOVE, but that He is fundamentally Love at His Core. Evil is the absence of Love, or the absence of GOD. LOOKING at the Core of what Christ taught, we see that He wanted us to understand that the Law is fulfilled … More LOVE
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Warning: Explicit Hypocrisy within LGBT community This, my friends, is so sad, and unfortunately is the state of the world. I feel so sorry for this man and, actually, for all of our generation and after (Me included), because we grew up in an increasingly sexually aggressive world and the aggression comes from those who would … More Milo and the sad state of the world…
I’m sure everyone is aware by now that we have a new President. I’m sure some have recieved the same thank you letter from Donald Trump…but I want to share my thoughts about what I love about it and the Election. I just love what our new President said about believing in America as the … More My thoughts on 2016 Presidential Election: What’s next!
With the election coming up and a renewed sense of the critical importance of voting, there comes a need for ALL Christians to no longer be on the fence about what it means to follow Christ and His teaching. If you are not aware of the stakes of this election, then you are definitively in … More This Year’s Must See Film EWTN’s ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’