“The Elusive Nature of God”

*title by Patrick O’Donnell The hard thing, the impossible thing, about God, or really I guess about a true relationship with God, is that He is not physically present in the way that our other relationships are. The philosophical question as my husband phrased it is, “Is it even possible to have a relationship with someone who is not accountable to us? Is it possible … Continue reading “The Elusive Nature of God”

Academy Nicholls, Here I Come

I did a thing last night. It might be crazy. It may be a little arrogant? It takes a lot of arrogance to be an artist, or at least that’s what I tell myself so I won’t hide all of my work under a rock. Yes, this writing of mine is a conscious decision in favor of pride in the face of possible humiliation-in a … Continue reading Academy Nicholls, Here I Come

We are a Resurrection People, and Hallelujah is our Song

Yesterday, I had an awful experience at Church. I wrote about it in another post, but there is one problem with the post about one instance. It is not just this one church, or this one type of incident. I have been treated this way over and over and over again at different times throughout my life, and I am not the only one. One … Continue reading We are a Resurrection People, and Hallelujah is our Song

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due:Miracles do Happen, They just look different than you might think

A couple of weeks ago, someone asked me what I did to heal my teeth. I had had severe receding gums, at one point an enormous cavity that felt like a huge chunk of my tooth had come out. 2 HG pregnancies in a row and breastfeeding did a real number on my teeth that had been pretty much perfect before this. I told them … Continue reading Giving Credit Where Credit is Due:Miracles do Happen, They just look different than you might think

You Will Destroy Your Temple and Build it up in Three Days

Monday of Holy Week, 2019 Notre Dame burned today. I don’t know how much. The news reports are all contradicting each other. There’s one that says it’s a total loss, another says the spire and roof are gone, but the structure is ok. There’s one that says the relics were all saved, another says we don’t know. I heard about it while it was still … Continue reading You Will Destroy Your Temple and Build it up in Three Days

Embrace Your Cross

“Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabbactani My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” My God, My God, why did you abandon me? I gave You everything. No matter how hard everything was. I gave You my childhood. I gave you the feeling of being invincible that I never got to feel. I gave You my obedience that destroyed my dreams, and my spirit for years. … Continue reading Embrace Your Cross

Dear Priests:What Not to Say in Confession Part 1 of A Million

Dear Father, I really hate confession. I didn’t go for a really long time. My mom has had her confessions abused more than once, I am kind of afraid of priests, and I have gotten some of the worst advice in my life in confession. On top of all of that, I struggle with scrupulosity and anxiety that is so severe when it comes to … Continue reading Dear Priests:What Not to Say in Confession Part 1 of A Million