When times get difficult and the way is lost, it is time to remember that, through it all, God Forever Tries.
I have spent my life looking for the good in people. I have always believed that at our core, goodness will be found. If we are created in God’s image, how could we be anything else? But this year has been a bit of a challenge for me. In watching the news, I can feel… Continue reading what good can come
I feel space in my brain again.I feel joyful thoughts sidling in.I feel breath and light and hope. I am both amazed that one person has taken up so much of my daily thoughts over the past four years and worried that without that constant threat to my people, I will become complacent. I was… Continue reading what are you for?
I should be happy. It looks highly likely that “my” candidate will win the presidency, so I should be overjoyed. But I’m not. All I can see are the over 67 million people who voted for a person to lead our country (again) who has shown himself to be anything but a leader. My heart… Continue reading election feels
If you read my post yesterday, you know I’ve been sitting just outside of time for the past week, so it feels a little unexpected for election day to already be upon us. I thought today might be a good time to talk about politicians and why they do the work they do. Certainly, I… Continue reading a political faith
One week ago, our world froze. We watched as life moved on around us, but our family was in a holding pattern, circling around one single emotion: grief. Grief at the loss of one of our children’s friends. Grief at the pain felt by his parents. Grief as we wondered if one kind word or… Continue reading grief and the rituals of faith
This week Pope Francis said a thing. He said a thing he has said before, so it wasn’t entirely new, but when a Pope says something (as compared to a Bishop), people listen. When he said this thing, I rejoiced. You see, it is hard sitting in the pews of a church who would turn… Continue reading pope francis said a thing
If there is one thing this past year has taught me, it is that America is not truly free. I know this because we claim to live in a land where all people are equal under God. Except we aren’t. If there is another thing this past year has taught me, it is that America… Continue reading christian allyship
Books are my first love. The moment I realized precisely arranged words became beautiful stories was the first moment I walked home with books in my arms. They have never left. Never once have I left the house without a book by my side, just in case. Books are what opened my eyes to a… Continue reading this is why
It appears that to get anything done in America, we need to have power. People in power guide the country, guide our communities, guide our schools, and even guide our families. But what does it mean to reconcile power with faith? Do people of faith need power to do the work of God? If you’ve… Continue reading reconciling power and faith
My dear sweet Catholic friends. Come sit with me. If you are feeling as I feel today, you are doubting that your voice even matters anymore. A man who reinstated federal executions just received an award at a Catholic Prayer Breakfast (which, by the way, is not sponsored in any way by the church). A… Continue reading alone and catholic