5 Principle Foundations of a Happy Marriage (in progress!)

From the time I was very young, I have been told that it is very important to keep Christ in the center of my relationships. But the thing was, nobody ever really taught me how to do that. I have heard many times over statements like, “Make sure God is in the center of your relationship,” or “You must pray together!” or “Make sure you grow towards Christ together.” Hmmm… oh-kaaaay…. but how…? Luckily for me, I have always thrived in situations where there is []

A new rest in restlessness

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – St. Augustine of Hippo I am often restless. It used to be that I was restless without being aware that I was restless. I was too busy trying to distract myself with activity, entertainment, or company to know that I was restless. My restlessness stemmed from a fear of being alone for I was greatly afraid of what I might find out in []

Hands Wide Open

Letting go – not because there is no choice (as I was wont to do in the past) but because it gives me joy and freedom to bless others with the same freedom with which I am loved. That is the freedom that God gives me every day… The freedom to make mistakes, to repent, to start again, to fall again, to grow wise…. The freedom to love, really love him – not because he’s God, but because in my daily falling and rising []

Mother’s Day

To mothers near, to mothers far; To mothers here, to mothers no longer with us; To mothers who love tenderly, to mothers []

Mercy

Agnus Dei by Francisco de Zurbarán Mercy is love with real depth. It is a love that is able to bear the great []

An Easter Reflection

One cannot proclaim the Risen Christ merely with words; others must see the Risen Christ in our lives. They must see us diseased, but now healed; Blind, but now with sight; Mute, but now speaking boldly; Captive, but now set free; Dead, but now fully alive. To believe in the Risen Christ is not an intellectual assent, but an interior revolution of such seismic proportions that the one who has come to faith is an entirely new creation. Conversion can be sparked []

Holy Saturday

Today the Earth is silent as she contemplates her Creator entombed within her womb. Beyond grief, Beyond regret, Beyond shame. Beyond agony, Beyond doubt, Beyond all thought. Here in the garden tomb there is nothing more to see or hear or touch. So let us fold the wings of our intellect for an eternal moment; Mute, let us ponder and await for the Light of the World to awake.

Good Friday

In what seemed to be the blink of an eye, the world as they had come to know it changed. The master became their servant; The Rabbi has become the convict; The hands that healed the sick and fed the hungry will be pierced and pinned to the cross; The One whom even the winds and the sea obeyed is meek as a lamb led to his slaughter. The One who had given comfort now needs to be consoled; The well that []