Blogging has been something I have always felt called to do, but was afraid to do for years. Candid Candor was my first timid step into the public blog-o-sphere, and amidst the challenge of churning out weekly material with my busy schedule, I enjoyed every moment of it. The schedule of a full-time graduate… Continue reading Thank You
Do you remember the first time you told someone you love them? Not the first time you loved someone, but the first time you let those words actually roll off your tongue and be known to another. Do you remember? I do not. I know that it was not to family, but to my first… Continue reading Do You Remember Love?
One of my long time friends came out to me when we were in college. One of the first questions she asked me was what the Catholic Church thought about people like her. At the time, I was in the RCIA program as a candidate. In reply, I regurgitated a nearly verbatim answer I had… Continue reading Spirit Day: #gopurple
To be human means to be mortal. It is an intimate truth of our existence that we can sometimes forget. When life is going especially well, we can even begin to feel immortal. We can treat mortality as knowledge about ourselves that is removed from our daily reality. A fact about ourselves that we objectify… Continue reading Tragedy: Rising Together
For some it may be a bad knee that acts up, sinuses that drive them nuts, or tension headaches that spring up in moments of extreme stress. For me, stress manifests in my body in several ways, but the main way is through my stomach and digestive system. Often, when I’m lacking sleep or handling… Continue reading Finding Myself On Deadline Island
Journaling used to be the most difficult thing for me. I had always wanted to journal, but every attempt to start would end in writing that was generic and guarded. If it was a bad day I wouldn’t even write. I’d leave the page as barren as when I had turned to it. The sight… Continue reading What Journaling Has Done For Me
In this Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mt. 18:21-35 NAB Revised), there is talk about forgiveness. In particular, at the very beginning of the reading we find Peter asking Jesus how often one should forgive, to which Jesus replies, “...not seven but seventy-seven times” (Mt. 18:22). In other words, that we should forgive completely and perfectly. This… Continue reading What is Forgiveness?
If I had to pick a slogan to best describe my attitude throughout college, it would be, “Just get it over with.” Every day at school used to be like a day at the DMV – slow and painful. So how did I go from "miserable DMV customer" student, straight into a master’s program? Some… Continue reading How I Ended Up In Grad School
The past few weeks have been full of positive energy. I began my last Fall semester in the MA in Pastoral Theology program, started working as a Graduate Assistant at a university, and had my first meeting with my new Youth Ministry Core Team for the 2017-2018 year. Better yet, one of the most exciting… Continue reading The Power of Words
There have been a lot of changes in my life in the past year, two of the most memorable being getting married and moving in with my husband. With all the busyness that came from an upcoming wedding, the thought of having to pack and move into a new place seemed overwhelming at times. What… Continue reading Packing light: Moving In