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Building the Perfect Friendship

What is Heaven? Eternity with Christ. Union with Him for all of time. Time with Christ for eternity! Like seriously, Heaven is like a hangout with your best friend FOREVER!! How cool is that? Sounds amazing! Well if He's your best friend that is... Is He?

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?

Where is the Hope?

Every day seems to bring a new step towards seclusion and social distancing in this country. I'll admit that here in the state I'm in, it is very hard to hear everything closing down so fast. Yet, we are called to remain strong in our faith and hope in Christ. And today (actually after a funeral) I was reminded of how much hope we have to us as Christians...

How to Survive College

This isn't a post on how to graduate because I don't know, haven't done that yet. 😉 I'm sad to say I don't have the key to perfect educational success, but I have discovered how to survive college in the here and now.
How do I handle it all?
During my first year of college, I did some experiments and discovered what helps me to be less stressed, keep my goals and priorities in check, and in the end have a happier, more productive, and peaceful life. And those things are...

Climbing Up a 450ft Sand Dune

Beads of sweat fall off my skin and onto the ground.  With each step the sand pulls me down, leaving me only inches closer.  My muscles are screaming at me as I struggle to pull my hands and feet free. ... Continue Reading →

Can I Become a Saint?

St. Kizito, St. Maria Goretti, St. Dominic Savio, St. Agnes of Rome, St. Philomena, St. Pedro Calungsod, St. Dymphna, St. Stanislaus Kostka... and the list goes on.  But what makes these people particularly important?  What do these eight Saints have... Continue Reading →

Burning an Image of Christ on your soul

Look at the three dots in the middle of this picture for 30 seconds.  When that time is up immediately look at a wall or piece of paper.  What do you see?  Hopefully you're getting all excited because you see... Continue Reading →

How Skipping Ketchup Can Get You to Heaven | Sunday Meditation

Saturday evening I picked up the readings to prepare for Sunday Mass.  A phrase from the second reading of St. Paul to the Colossians really stood out to me and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you.... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Work of Our Valiant Priests

Being a priest in the Catholic Church seems like a pretty easy job right?  They only have to say Mass on Saturday and Sunday and say Confession for an hour before Mass.  Doesn't sound that hard and strenuous.  Okay, if... Continue Reading →

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