Lessons from Saint James the Greater

Today is the Feast day of Saint James the Greater! We first hear of Saint James, the son of Zebedee, when Jesus calls him in Scripture to leave his boat to follow Him.  James, along with his brother John, didn’t hesitate in their response to Him: they dropped the nets they were mending and they followed…

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Loving the Body You Are In

Why are we so hard on ourselves? Just one day after having my third baby, I heard news that Duchess Kate had also given birth to her third. It didn’t take long for me to find myself in the hospital bed, in mesh underwear after a six hour labor, already being critical of myself.  I…

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Jesus Thirsts for You

What does it mean to be a Christian? Pope Benedict XVI said that there is one main thing at the heart of the Christian faith, and that is “to know God as the one who loves us.” Do you know that God loves you? I mean it. Pause for a second and reflect on that…

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Let’s Catch Up!

It has been so long since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write!  At the end of my second trimester, I was so exhausted that I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything, much less blog.  It’s always around that time in my pregnancies where I hit the wall: none of…

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A New Beginning…

Today is the day! I’ve had it on my heart to continue writing my blog for a long time now, as I’ve felt God calling me to go even deeper with my writing in hopes of reaching anyone looking to draw closer to the Lord and his Church. It’s amazing what God can do in His…

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How to Tab Your Bible

As I mentioned before, I recently purchased the Blessed Is She Journaling Bible and I absolutely love it! It is such a gorgeous Bible, with a rich blue hardcover and filled with beautiful quotations all throughout. It includes helpful and concise intros, as well as thorough notations throughout the Old and New Testament. There is also a ton of…

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Hope in the Face of Death

A friend of mine died last week from Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. When I found out she died, I felt a deep sadness.  Though I didn’t know this person closely before her diagnosis, we became friends not long after.  She and I went to the same college, and through social media and…

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