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 [...]


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 [...]