• God's Word

    Heaven: As Told By The Bible

    “People will come from East and West and North and South, and will take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of God.” Luke 13:29 We spend our lives trying to live on the straight and narrow so we can enter into the Kingdom of God when we are eventually called home.  We must put our trust and faith in the Lord that heaven will be more than we ever wanted.  The Bible provides an up close and personal look at what heaven will be like: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of…

  • Reflection

    We Find – Original Poem

    We Find It is in light we find truth, it is in darkness we find beauty It is in indulgence we find restraint, it is in misfortune we find opportunity It is in success we find weakness, it is in struggle we find strength It is in devotion we find neglect, it is hate we find love It is in gain we find fear, it is in loss we find hope It is wonder we find despair, it is in misery we find peace It is in kindness we find suspicion, it is in doubt we find faith It is in joy we find sadness, it is in neglect we…

  • Reflection

    Loss of My Grammy

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 On July 24, 2014 I lost not only my grandma but the woman who inspired me to be a better person each and every day!  Being the second child, my parents needed to return to work relatively soon after I was born.  With this news, my Grammy made the decision to retire from her long career as a Registered Nurse and stay home to take care of me.  We did absolutely everything together.  When it was time for me to start preschool, my Grammy found a half day (only three days a…

  • God's Word,  Marriage

    Becoming the Proverbs 31 Wife

    This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here ! The perfect woman in the Bible is consistently the Proverbs 31 Wife, she is truly the Holy Grail of femininity!  One might ask themselves, does my husband truly want the Proverbs 31 Wife?  The answer to that question, whether your husband wants to admit it, is yes.  The Proverbs 31 Wife is not afraid of anything, she is beautiful, and she is strong.  If you ask me, I would love become the Proverbs 31 Wife!  So often the idea of the Proverbs 31 Wife is put down for being archaic or representing the old teachings of the Church,…

  • Lifestyle,  Reflection

    3 Songs for Increasing Faith

    “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him” (Psalm 98:1) Music has such a special way of enhancing any mood and allowing for spiritual enrichment.  There are going to be days when you are so close to your breaking point and you don’t know what to do and the only answer is to have a little faith that everything will be alright!  These three songs are great reminders that we can get through anything if we put our trust in the Lord, no matter how we are feeling we always need to be conscious…

  • God's Word

    The Forbidden Fruit

    The story of the forbidden fruit is a story that is as old as time, but it is a story that our children and students must familiarize themselves with.  The two most important themes in the story are original sin and temptation.  You might be thinking, how in the world can I teach younger children about sin and temptation when they have not experienced much in their life so far?  The answer is to do this by bringing those themes into other parts of their religion that they have already learned.  In the Catholic faith for example, children learn about Baptism at a very early stage.  When children are first…

  • Marriage

    5 Christian Date Night Ideas!

    The best way to strengthen your marriage is to strengthen your relationship with God.  You can do this weekly by attending Mass together but below you can find five unexpected date night ideas that will provide for growth as a couple. Volunteer at Local Soup Kitchen- Now when you think of a romantic night out with your husband or wife I doubt a Soup Kitchen comes to mind, however, a Soup Kitchen is a great way to work together as a team while also serving those who need it the most. Visit a Religious Museum- My husband and I are big museum lovers, but we never felt closer to each other and…

  • Reflection

    The Journey Begins

    As I begin this journey towards leading a more faith-filled life, I reflect on Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.Come and share your master’s happiness!”  Many do not realize that our eternal role in the Kingdom of God is not the same as each other.  Our eternal role is determined by our faithfulness on the Earth today and in our everyday lives.  As Ephesians 2 points out, we are saved by grace and grace alone but it is in our faithfulness that God determines our eternal reward!