7 Steps to Make Prayer a Priority

A daily prayer life is essential to developing a relationship with God, and it is the foundation upon which all other virtues stand. Through prayer, we learn to put God first and to always rely on Him. Here are 7 tips to make prayer a daily priority…

Value in Virtue Part 3: The Productivity Mindset

Welcome to part three of The Value in Virtue series! If you missed the last two blog posts, go read Part 1: Our Desire for Beauty and Part 2: Our Desire for Strength. The Productivity Mindset There is currently a trend in our culture to be constantly productive. This is especially true for type-A, perfectionistic,…

Value in Virtue Part 2: Our Desire for Strength

The last post spoke about woman’s desire for beauty, and how external beauty complements a much more important inner beauty (Missed it? You can read it here.) Now we’re going to talk about man’s desire for strength, and how physical strength complements a much more important inner strength.

Value in Virtue Part 1: Our Desire for Beauty

Our culture idolizes beauty, strength, and productivity. Women want to be attractive, men want to be powerful, and everyone wants to be successful. (Of course this is a generalization of what men and women tend toward; I am aware that men want to be attractive too, and women strong.) We want to feel wanted, important,…

Healthy Habits

For a while now, I have been trying to develop healthy daily habits, like going to bed and getting up early, eating healthy, and exercising. As I was setting up a schedule to practice these habits daily, I realized that each of these habits was also symbolic of a healthy spiritual habit, that we need…

A Breaking Open: Images from Prayer

During my last holy hour of the week (an hour of prayer before Christ in the Eucharist), I sat in silence and asked the Lord to show me one word, thought, or image that He wanted me to focus on. After a moment of closing my eyes and clearing my mind, I got what I asked for.

Is the Eucharist Biblical?

For those of you who aren’t Catholic, I just wanted to share with you (and my fellow Catholics) one of the reasons I love being Catholic. During quarantine, I’ve missed being able to go to Adoration (prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, the bread that we truly believe is the Body of Christ) and…

Why Life is Worth Living

One day, I was enjoying a nice nap–but then I woke up. I knew it was time to get up, but I was so comfortable… I was about to start fighting that internal battle like usual. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. But in that moment God whispered a wonderful bit of inspiration…

Today’s Reading: Jesus Understands Us

A reminder for today—Jesus lived life as a human just like us, so he understands the struggles we’re going through. We can always come to Him without fear or shame. Heb 2:14-18: “Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in…