Life is a journey.  We experience triumphs and failures, joys and sorrows, losses and gains, and so many lessons never to be forgotten.  All throughout our life we are constantly growing, changing, and learning.  And if we are open to God’s will, we are being formed and prepared for sainthood in Heaven.

Even though I still have so much life left to live, looking back over the past year and a half since I last wrote a blog post, I have definitely gone on a journey.  When I last wrote, I was discerning what to do after high school graduation, struggling to find love and purpose in my life, and trying to develop a newfound friendship with Jesus.  Now it is the summer of 2019 and I have finished my first year of college, have received so many answered prayers and blessings, and learned how to love Jesus with the breath I breathe.  I’ve discovered the beauty of daily Mass, Adoration, rosary, and prayer.  But have also had to let go of things, people, and self-desire as I entered a new stage of life.  Most of all I have had to learn how to trust.

That word: TRUST.

It has been a big component in my life not knowing what my future held and all the stress and struggles I’ve had in the present.  Yet, through it all God has continually pulled me back from my chaos, into His arms, whispering, “Trust, Monica, just trust me.”  And you know what?  Whenever I have, things have all worked out!  God still continually challenges me to trust.  So much I like to call Him a “trust nerd.” 😉  But I feel I have come to learn that God likes to reward those who surrender themselves and their will to Him.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart on your own intelligence do not rely; in all your ways be mindful of Him and He will make straight your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

I want to share so much more with you all and could continue on forever, but I will stop for now before I lose you and save more “trust talk” for another post.  For now, I just wanted to give you a small intro to the many posts I hope will come.  Recently, I’ve felt God stirring in my heart to pick up my blog again and share with you all how He has been working in my life, what I’ve learned from my mistakes, and the joyful beauty of this Christian life.

Life is a journey and we were never meant to walk it alone.

Yes, our personal relationship with Jesus is the most important of all.  However, God also created us for community and to develop strong relationships that will help us to win this spiritual fight and achieve the victory of Heaven.

We are called to unite ourselves to Christ and each other, inspiring and encouraging each other to remain strong and joyful in the faith.

I’m excited to share my recent journeys with you and hope you will feel called to share parts of yours in the posts’ comments.  The whole purpose of this blog was to connect us in a holy, Catholic environment where we can share our faith and encourage each other in this journey of life.  I am praying for you, please pray for me!