Month: March 2012

What is a Christ-centered friendship?

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure.” – Sirach 6:14 Friendship has always been a topic of great interest to me. Ever since I was 9 years old, it has been my life-long quest to find a friendship of deep mutual blessing, intimacy, and love. I have been very fortunate in having some wonderful friends in my life, and yet, my restless soul continued to thirst and seek for ‘more’. In the beginning, I wanted friends []

Father, Glorify Your Name!

I’m dying, Lord. I’m embarrassed and abashed and defeated at having to admit how weak I am. This has gotten me almost completely on my knees. Yet, through the haze of pain, I cannot deny that I feel your presence in all of this. “Is that not enough to give you comfort, my child?” No. No it’s not, Lord. I see now how attached I still am to tangible securities even though these are not secure. I find it easier to cling []

Being Ann

Written for Confirmation Retreat 2012 A recurring struggle I’ve always had in my life is being OK when people don’t like me or are unhappy with me. Whenever I hear or receive criticism, whether valid or invalid, I feel rejected and hurt. When the person who is unhappy with me is someone that I love or someone whom I have tried very hard to be nice to, I feel frustrated, helpless, angry and upset. I begin to feel that there must be []