This is my first recording of coffee shop confession. So grab a cup of coffee and cuddle up. Here we go!
Last week a stranger in a coffee shop approached me to talk about faith… and this launched me into this weeks topic: Evangelization-It can be daunting, exciting, life-giving and challenging all at the same time. Here are some key things to remember.
I need to be honest, sometimes I struggle with envy. In my weakness, when other people “get” more blessing than me, it feels unfair, especially when I am working hard in the God’s vineyard. But the parable of the workers in the vineyard gives insight in the gospel message of grace. Here are 3 points to remember:
On the feast day of the Annunciation, I am sure Mary was surprised.
Boom!… An angel appears–That was a big day.
An angel has never appeared to me, nor have I given birth to God. But there are moments that we are all faced with questions. Not just questions about life. But questions about trust. Will I surrender “my plan” for God’s?”… Will I trust Him? Continue reading →
The countdown is here!!! Christmas is just around the corner. By now you might be jamming to “Grandma Just Got Run Over By a Reindeer” in your car, sippin’ on some eggnog (Okay. Does anyone even drink that stuff anymore?), and anticipating the joy of friends and family. Continue reading →
Do you ever have those days where you feel like you don’t even know yourself anymore? You look in the mirror and think: Who am I? What is my life all about?
In my Freshman year of college, I faced an identity crisis. Okay, I know what you’re thinking – identity crises = 50 year old dude who buys a red Ferrari and moves to the coast. My crisis was on a lesser scale. But it was a time I didn’t know who I was as a college student. In an effort to “reinvent” myself, … CONTINUE READING
AHHHHhhhhh! I already feel like a Christmas slacker. My tree is still not up, nor is my house decorated. As I confessed my holiday guilt to a close friend, she abruptly interrupted, “Mary, you can’t set up your tree yet. You haven’t prepared your heart for Advent!” Her words sent me into deep reflection and left me wondering…What does “preparing our hearts for Advent” even mean? Continue reading →