I'm learning to redefine success by leaning into our ultimate goals as parents: to help our children become saints.
Because of this, one of my biggest take home messages of the year has interestingly been an intense reaffirmation of how often the most worth-it things are not the easiest.
For some reason, the Saints seemed so out of reach. It was tough to think that people existed who walked this earth let God fill them so much that there wasn't room for anything else. Meanwhile, I felt so far from that. I lose my patience so easily, and tend to seek my own comfort, and am prone to anxiety and worry about things I can't control. I feared that I'd read something by a Saint and be frightened off...of what, I don't exactly know. But I didn't trust that it would be helpful, at least not for a while.
This Catholic Family had the privilege to participate in an interview with the Son Rise Morning Show about our recent article on Why I Pray To Saints. It was a pleasure to be interviewed for the show, and here's a link to the podcast. This Catholic Family's interview takes place at 78:30. Son Rise Morning … Continue reading Son Rise Morning Show Interview!
Praying to Saints is one of those big dividing lines between the Catholic and Protestant worlds. I was very against it as a Protestant. But what I found as I first began to explore the Catholic faith, is a lot of the confusion stems from different definitions of the same word, and an answer that … Continue reading Why I Pray To Saints
Before I was Catholic, I focused on Mary during the holiday season. I mostly thought about her, pregnant and heavy laden, making the long journey for the census just before her baby was to be born. Tired, searching for a place to rest. Giving birth in a dirty, humble place. Holding the infant Jesus in a … Continue reading Finding A New Mother In Mary
Today marks my one year anniversary in the Catholic Church. I reflect more on my first year as a Catholic in my first Catholic Stand article, coming out before Easter. But today I want to spend some time reflecting on a specific person that has been an inspiration to me on my faith journey. What's In A Name? … Continue reading Finding Our Calcutta
There's a Christian song I really like called "Lead Me To The Cross." In one line the singer asks God to "Rid me of myself." The song and that lyric in particular have always resonated with me. As I think about the lives of the Saints- those people who followed God to the extreme, it … Continue reading Empty Me… Fill Me