A Catholic Muggle

Sometimes I feel like I'm a Christian who doesn't fit any type of mold. I'm a home grown Presbyterian masquerading as a Catholic. For you Harry Potter fans, I'm a Catholic muggle 🙂 I grew up in a Presbyterian Church and my biggest faith influencer was my Gram. Interestingly enough, she wasn't originally Presbyterian. Gram grew [...]

The Unmaking

"This is the unmaking, Beauty in the breaking, I had to lose myself to find out who You are." -Nichole Nordeman Can we just have a Belong tour event every weekend and can I bring everyone I know? Seriously, I could just go on and on about how inspiring this past weekend was. Our Castlewood [...]

Acts

I'm currently working my way through the book of Acts, which is truly fascinating. It's so interesting how the church started and grew right after Jesus died and rose. If I ever have some doubts about this whole thing we call Christianity, just thinking about how far the church spread and how many YEARS it's been [...]

Life is a series of Good News and Bad News.

"It's hard to be faithful to God when you feel in a moment God hasn't been faithful to you." -Pete Wilson, Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival (St. Paul) How true. Our community lost today. Small communities have advantages and disadvantages, but today was one of those days when you saw a benefit to [...]

Living Words

This summer our Bible study group decided to tackle a few of the epistles each month rather than starting a Christian based book. We're kicking off our study with 1 Corinthians and I must say I'm not as good about keeping up with it for some reason! I am really enjoying the readings though, the epistles [...]

Colossians 3

When I'm in between devotional books, I'll often subscribe to a short Bible reading plan on the Bible app on my Kindle. They have different themed devotionals written by popular speakers, writers and musicians in the Christian landscape, so often I find an interesting one. This time around I found one written by Lysa Terkeurst [...]

Set Me Free From Negative Emotions

One should never check their email before bed. I've relearned this lesson many times over, but last week in the midst of moving madness, I hadn't had time to look at it all day so I broke my rule, and there it was. That email that was borderline biting, and a little bit critical. And [...]

Heavy Burdens

My shoulders literally just feel weighed down. The last few weeks have been tough on me and I just feel sort of emotionally drained! I feel like there's been quite a few trials in my life the last few weeks and really sat down to think about it tonight and spend some time in the [...]

People Pleasers Anonymous

Hi, my name is Jenna and I'm a People Pleaser. Yesterday at Mass the priest asked the congregation was the most common provoker of anxiety is. I thought it was probably something like finances, family conflict, etc. People actually have the most anxiety over what others think of them. At that point, I knew the [...]

Faith like a child

My beautiful niece was baptized over the weekend. There's just something about newborn babies that I can't get enough of. It's worse than any addiction for me! I was thinking about my baby addiction when we got out of Mass and I think part of it is they're just so innocent. They don't know how [...]