Tag: God

Accepting the Gift

My dad keeps bugging me about how long it’s been since I last posted, so before he hacks into my account and writes himself, I should probably update you on the past week. Instead of writing a long post I can summarize in two pictures: Let me explain.  I’ve been spending wonderful amounts of time…

Thanks for the Compliment!

You may not be surprised to learn that I have deactivated my Facebook, after that last poem I wrote.  During Mass yesterday it finally sunk in that this has to be a time for prayer and fasting.  I asked God what He wants me to fast from and I knew the first thing had to be…

Bowed With Fear

Oh fear, why dost thou persist? You are a most unwelcome guest – On your departure, I must insist!   You came as a comfort, I must admit – the comforting weight of a blanket.   On my shoulders you have sat, offering protection – you would insist.   You soaked up my tears, unbeknownst…

Bungee Jumping FTW!

I am a fan of the abbreviation FTW, (For The Win) especially in conjunction with Holy Spirit, FTW.  However, my dear friend (God bless her), is a little, well, dense sometimes.  One day she poked her head out from under her rock (which is bigger than mine, but most certainly more Holy!)  and asked what…

Groanings of the Spirit

Grasping at the Apple Gaping with Lust Growing in Indifference Grasping Gaping Growing   Gasping with Awe Gaping at His Beauty Growing in Love Gasping Gaping Growing   Grasping at the Unknown Grappling with Unanswered Questions Groaning with Understanding Grasping Grappling Groaning    

For the Children!

We just skyped with the 2-year-old niece of one of my roommates and, oh my, her cuteness literally brought tears to my eyes.  She is being raised in a solid Catholic household and her innocent faith reminded me why Jesus told us to be like children.  She prayed the rosary with us (which involved repeatedly…

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

  Is it bad that amidst all this complaining about equality and rights, I want to remind people of what we tell little children – “life isn’t fair!”?  Now that is my knee-jerk snarky response.  Let me explain why I think all the whining about fairness and equal rights is getting us nowhere. Firstly, what…

Can't Anybody Find Me Somebody to Love?

Tonight I was talking to my friends about my future plans of nunhood.  I’m growing to love these conversations because they make me really examine my calling and sometimes even help me see it from a new perspective.  Besides the usual questions, one of my friends expressed genuine surprise at my life choice.  She pointed…

I Met God at the Beach

I met God at the beach today. The water called to me all the way there; I could it feel it pulling at my blood. My feet sank into the sand as if they had always been there. The footprints of God covered the beach, showing the paths He had walked with others before me.…

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