At the start of a half marathon you feel good. The wind is pushing you forward. The sweat has yet to start dripping down your face. The sun is out. Yet, a few miles in things start to feel different. Your breathing quickens. You feel a small side cramp that seems to grow larger each… Read More Feelings and Truth
On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up to rain. Not the little sprinkle type, but the cats and dogs type. I had a virtual half marathon to run. Maybe I could run it on the apartment treadmill? Nope. They clean the gym every 45 minutes. So, I tied my sneakers tight. Put my iPhone in a… Read More You Are Capable
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
It is both a terrifying reality and a wondrous opportunity when we come to know that we are flammable. Everyday we have the capability of burning with love and kindness or with destruction and hate. We can choose to carry a fire that spreads ferociously into the hearts of those we love. This flame eradicates… Read More You Are Flammable
Lately, I have been on my surgery rotation for medical school. This is a unique rotation because I am given the opportunity to observe many different procedures. Sometimes I can even “scrub in”, which is medical jargon for assisting the surgeon. At the start of my day, I go to the locker room and don… Read More When is their surgery?
This morning I was sitting in Church when the music started. This means that the priest is coming into the Church and the Mass is starting. I never usually notice the music. It provides a beautiful backdrop to the worship, but because it does not change much it is not something my mind wanders towards.… Read More The Organist with One Arm
The Carthusian religious order’s motto goes something like this… As the world spins, the cross stands firm. Today I am going to change it up a bit. As your mind spins, the cross stands firm. When everything does not make sense. When you feel like the word confused doesn’t even do it justice. When you… Read More The mind spins, the cross stands firm.
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
You go into your freezer and pull out that ice cream you have been waiting to eat all day. You grab a spoon from the drawer, open the lid, and dive right into the pint. Yet, the ice cream is as hard as a rock. You keep trying but you are just getting ice cream… Read More Microwave Moments
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