The Bite Without Venom
Pain and suffering will come but not overtake us.
Leave the Thoughts Behind
Reflection on thoughts, worries, and rumination.
Back to Normal?
With all the talk of a COVID-19 vaccine, questions of returning back to normal start to come to my mind. Things like: Going to a packed movie theater. A professional baseball game. Even just standing in an awkwardly crowded elevator. At first all these things sound great. These are experiences we have missed out on…
Love Through The Chaos
I think it is safe to say that 2020 has been a year of chaos in many respects. Uncertainty has lingered through the air for most of the year. We are running from a virus that we cannot see, yet its effects are devastating. We have all been impacted this year. Some of us have…
I was driving back home from a day of working in the hospital. The 45 minute commute is a time where I can relax and focus on the tasks ahead of me. All of a sudden, I get a call. My radio lights up with a number that is from the surrounding area. Oh, maybe…
“You Are So Calm”
“I recommend calm, and calm all the time.” St. Pio Being calm is a gift from God. I have witnessed people who remain calm in the craziest of situations. It amazes me how someone can remain calm when all hope is lost. When I think of calmness I picture many different people. The surgeon who…
Faith is not Feelings
Yesterday I read the quote, “It wasn’t nails that held Jesus to the cross but love.” The truth is: God loves you with an infinite love. He died for you. He died for you. Let me repeat that: God died for you. Most days the truth is hard to swallow. We may strive in our…
Calm in the Chaos
The theme of my life right now is calm in the chaos. We live in a world that constantly puts us on edge. Text messages, homework, tests, emails, to-do-lists, etc. It is difficult to stay calm when pulled in a million different directions. Yet, we are called to calmness. One of my favorite quotes by…
trust creates saints
Trust in the midst of adversity is what creates a saint. Trust is a gift and a choice. It cannot be formed without a constant breaking of oneself. I find trust to be one of the most fascinating/difficult ideals. Alongside with its brother humility, it is fundamental to the life of the Christian. The deepest trust…
Rewind Kind of Mind
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. -St. Mother Teresa. Lately, a lot of my posts have focused on not allowing the past to impact your future. The idea of letting go and moving on is so fascinating mostly because it is so difficult. Recently, I…