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6 Things I’m Grateful For Today

How good God is! Even in the midst of sin and struggle He has the power to make good come out of it. He doesn't make bad things happen. It's our sin and free will that do that. But He is more powerful than sin and can make good come out of it if we let Him. In reflecting on all the "things" that are happening lately, I've come to see the blessings coming out of it. Not that I'm glad for the hardships, but I am grateful for these six blessings that give purpose to the struggle.

When Will Life Be Normal?

When will life be normal again? That's what I keep asking myself. Yet, despite my optimistic anticipation for things to change ... deadlines continually extend. I keep placing my happiness on the end of quarantine and someone to give the a-okay to go back to normal life. As a result, I keep meeting with discouragement when my plans don't follow through. Is this really what God wants from me? To just sit around day in and day out waiting for my so called "normal life" to come back, so I can go back to picking up my normal daily crosses and follow the path I once had laid out to Heaven?

Is My Anger Righteous?

When this whole quarantine thing started escalating very quickly, I was getting pretty upset about it all. I tried to justify my anger by calling it righteous. Jesus got angry once in the Bible and that was righteous anger (Mark 11:15). So, I told myself that it was okay of me to be angry the sacraments are not at our disposal right now. But is it? Is that really righteous anger??

I’ve Found the Eucharist!

What if that is the key to receiving the Eucharist in this time when we cannot physically? Christ gave us the Eucharist to unite with Him here on earth and we are created for this union. But we cannot receive the Eucharist physically at every single moment of our day and in moments of trial and suffering when we long for it the most, like right now, we are unable. We can in a different way....

2020 Lenten Lessons

Story time!! The first few days of Lent were hard for me. I wasn't used to the drastic change of routine and from the get go I was counting the days till Easter. By day three (yes, day THREE of lent) I felt like a wreck and was questioning whether I put too much on myself for Lent. What was I to do?

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