Sharing what God put on my heart about the contradiction between "ask and it will be given to you" in Matthew's gospel and the fact that I have seemingly "unanswered" prayers.
Seeking Things Above- a Stress Buster
Seeking what is above has been the answer to much of what has ever weighed heavily on my heart. Shifting my focus to eternity helps the "big deals" on earth to not carry as much weight or cause me as much stress.
St. Paul and “Rejoicing” in Suffering
For years St. Paul's words about rejoicing in suffering confused and bothered me, but recently the Holy Spirit enlightened me in a way that I can connect with St. Paul's words in my own life.
Giving Thanks in All Things
We are called to give thanks both for the blessings we can see and for God's glory in the ways we cannot see it. God is bigger than what we can understand , and His glory and love for us are not dependent on circumstances.
The Comparison Trap
What if instead of comparing my life to how I want it to be or to other people's lives, I use God's plan for who He created me to be as the benchmark and focus on doing His will in each moment?
Divine Mercy- An Invitation to Trust
Here are several examples of how Divine Mercy has shown up in my life. Jesus, I trust in You!
How Do You Know? Head vs. Heart
When it comes to discernment, the biggest distinction for me is head vs. heart. I'm making a habit of asking God what He wants whenever I am faced with a decision and am praying for God to pull my heart in His direction.
Even If/ What Then?
If God doesn't answer my prayers in the way I ask, in the time frame I ask, what then? Even if He doesn't, I'm going to choose to remain faithful, because who He is does not change based on circumstances.
The Present of Presence
We aren't always called to fix situations. Sometimes, we are just called to walk with others on their journeys, and that presence is a true gift.
Happy(?) Birthday: Experiencing Gratitude in the Midst of Grief
Gratitude doesn’t make the grief disappear, but with God’s grace there can still be gratitude and deeper experiences in the midst of grief.