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… Read More Back to Normal?
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… Read More Love Through The Chaos
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… Read More Spam Thoughts
“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… Read More “You Are So Calm”
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… Read More Faith is not Feelings
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… Read More Calm in the Chaos
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… Read More trust creates saints
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… Read More Rewind Kind of Mind
Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Choices are a part of life. They can free us or they can enslave us. Choices can bring us peace or anxiety. What we choose ends up… Read More He will take care of it.
You walk towards Him. He reaches out His arms to embrace you. You lunge forward and hug Him with every ounce of your being. Your fears melt. You are eternally safe. Yet, you feel a sharp pinch on the side of your head. You notice a thorn from His crown is hitting you. You feel… Read More When you hug God