January 1, 2018

If you’re like me, you really dislike New Year’s resolutions. (Sigh. Another chance to fail at something.) But this year is different. I’m actually excited to make the following resolution...

I was considering making a bucket list- you know, the once-in-a-lifetime thing...

November 21, 2017

This past month I was SO blessed to have the opportunity to speak to teens and young adults at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. Our Church is alive and vibrant and full of 22,000 teenagers wearing a variety of silly hats. Hallelujah! The message...

October 15, 2017

Recently I was talking with a beautiful, faithful, holy young woman who is experiencing fear of moving toward a vocation as a nun. Her reason? She said something that resonated strongly in my own experience: “I have different gifts and talents that I’ve been given, thi...

August 22, 2017

Have you ever felt like God is very far away and not listening? That’s where I am right now. I have had a series of bad days. My four-month-old baby stopped sleeping well (hello, sleep regression!) and has been waking up 4-8 times a night for the past six weeks. I am t...

October 22, 2016

I just chose to step out of fear and into the truth. It is a much better place here.

"The Earth is full of the goodness of the Lord"- today's responsorial psalm has been hard for me to believe lately. A quick glance at the headlines reveals depressing facts about Americ...

October 11, 2016

It's been rainy lately, and it was Saturday. And it had been a long week for both John and me. We miss pursuing our artistic passions like we used to do full time, so it was a perfect day to have an artists' retreat day. We started by recording this song, "Hallelujah,"...

October 5, 2016

Tonight's post is more raw than usual, but it's something that's been on my heart. As my brief pictures and posts of the last week show, I have undergone enormous changes in the last 3 months:


1) I got married (identity shift)
2) I became a mother immediately (wait...w...

May 25, 2016

I'm riding the top deck of the Staten Island Ferry for the first time, and it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Moments like these are beautiful opportunities to reflect on where I'm finding Christ in my everyday life. I am remembering a few interactions I had the...

May 5, 2016

From the Liturgy of the Hours: "In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death."
Can there be more hope than that? Can anything be more beautiful than a tenderly compass...

March 25, 2016

I hope you're having a wonderful Holy Week! I heard a wonderful talk earlier this week that shed light on the context of the first reading at mass tonight. It was God's really weird command to the Israelites before escaping the slavery of Egypt to kill a lamb, paint th...

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