If we asked ourselves “Who do I want to be” before we made our decisions, how often would we regret our choices? I think this question is very helpful for identifying which decisions in our life strengthen our character and which ones weaken it. Even the littlest decisions like the music we listen to, the … Continue reading who do i want to be?
Mercy: noun, compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. Christianity is about mercy. That’s what it all comes back to. God sent his son to save us. To SAVE us. We were broken, full of sin, and not at all deserving of Him. But he gave … Continue reading mercy, mercy, mercy
Being strong is one of the greatest qualities of humankind. But where does our strength come from? I think often times we give the credit to ourselves. We like to think that we have made ourselves who we are, and that everything we have-we have earned. But that is not the truth. We are showered … Continue reading why i am strong
I had the amazing opportunity of attending the National Catholic Youth Conference this past November in Indianapolis. I wanted to share a few things I learned during this amazing week with 23,000 of my fellow Catholics. During Eucharist, it is not you consuming Christ, but Christ consuming you. Wisdom is both close to God and … Continue reading what i learned at the national catholic youth conference 2017
I wanted to share this amazing piece of advice Sarah Swafford gives in her book Emotional Virtue (a fantastic read for everyone.) She says,“I want you to run, run to Jesus, and I want you to take everything you are feeling, everything you are worried about, your past, your pain, and I want you to … Continue reading run with Jesus
You know what I’ve been wondering lately? What is God’s response is to “I’m gonna live with the world for a little bit?” As in, I’m gonna take some time off to live “freely” without “worrying” about religion. I wonder what Jesus thinks about that. Like, “yes, I know you gave up your life for … Continue reading thoughts on living wild before living for Christ//living unchanged