In a previous post, I stated that I would use this Lent as a time to reflect on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul lists in Galatians 5. The first fruit Paul mentions is that of love. Probably the most powerful statement of God’s love for us appears in John 3:16.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might...
I attend a women’s Bible study on Tuesday mornings. The women are fantastic and it’s so refreshing to spend a morning talking about scripture while I know my kid is being watched by some really great girls just upstairs. We’ve been talking about Leah and Rachel, of the Old Testament and how one of them was beautiful on the outside and one was less physically attractive, but had...
There’s a lot of hating that goes on towards liberal arts majors. Not the people, obviously, but the universities that churn out degrees like, “communications” or “sociology”. These majors must seem effusive to employers who must wonder what the heck the student did for four years in college. Meanwhile, the colleges gladly accept the thousands of dollars (sometimes...
Sometime around Christmas, I received the following email from a friend of mine who recently converted to the faith:
Big question: Do you have any thoughts on how to raise a baby up in faith? Both Liz and I were not really brought up in a faith environment, and so we’re at a bit of a loss about how to translate our secular experience as children over to a real, faithful and Catholic...
When I took Lean In out of the library, I asked the librarian how long I could keep the book. When she said I had to have the book back in two weeks, my eyes must have widened because she asked incredulously, Is two weeks not enough time to read this? So, basically, I read it in two days just to prove to this librarian how quickly I am capable of reading a book. It also helps when you have a...