Questioning How Instead of Why

"As I slowly began to acknowledge His will be done, I also began realizing it is through His desires that He will help me. If I am willing to accept His will, and if I am willing to allow Him to equip me. If I am willing to be open to His guidance." We all struggle at times with a "why" when it comes to God's will. In today's piece, I encourage us all to reframe those moments, based on my current struggle, to seek a "how" to best live His will for our lives. How can we each allow Him to lead us Home?

Entering into the Tomb

"Then, we will be sent home.  And, I encourage all of my readers to take time, beginning Good Friday, to truly enter the tomb with Christ... Imagine the darkness. Imagine the cold which would settle over the concrete slab." This week is Holy Week. Let us take the time to grieve with the disciples, centuries later, and also form a plan - to be more faithful disciples in the days ahead, than perhaps we have previously been...

To Veil or Not to Veil…: Part II

"Lent is usually a typical time in which Catholics assess adding to their prayer life, or giving something up (fasting), or doing some act of love to another (almsgiving). Perhaps somebody out there is considering veiling as a devotion - but, are too worried about standing out, or their kids not being old enough to leave the veil alone, or just still deeply praying about this particular devotion. It is for that woman that I wrote and updated my reasons for veiling. I wanted to give another perspective of this still-misunderstood devotion." I've realized how remiss I have been in updating followers on the devotion of veiling - and, how it helps me participate more fully during Mass. Do you have a special devotion? I'd love to hear about it!

#WorthRevisit: The Military Way of the Cross (The Gratitude Project: Week 34)

"If you have followed my blog any length of time, you'll know I am a proud Army wife, and a proud Catholic Christian... The project I undertook, to have it released for this Lent, was not undertaken without some sacrifice on my part." Today's #WorthRevisit is a look back at The Military Way of the Cross, and how that project was one that, although challenging, makes me a more grateful blogger.

The Gratitude Project: Week 34

"Perhaps that can be my focus during Lent 2018 - how much I act like Jonah, and resist His gentle, and sometimes not-so-gentle, whispers and nudges on my heart. Perhaps focusing on my tendency to resist His whispers and nudges are paving my own, personal Way of the Cross. Perhaps opening my arms, and giving my "yes" to Him with less argument, will allow me to learn better from those saints who still followed His call in their lives." This week's special Gratitude Project addresses how a Lenten project for the Military Council of Catholic Women opened my eyes to my own spiritual battle. Includes links to the FREE download of "The Military Way of the Cross."