Friends are super important. We don’t discern anything in a vacuum, and the Bible is full of God speaking through the wise counsel of family and friends help arrive at decisions. The single life can be lonely as we wait for our spouses. For those of us who have found our vocations, we need support. Tim Gordon often says, “you’re the average of the five people closest to you.” Make sure those are the kind of people you want to be like- God-centered, helpful, balanced, physical
When discerning a decision rightly, we must shift our focus from "what do I want?" to asking "God, what do you want?" I have dedicated many blog posts to finding and knowing your vocation and other life choices in this world. But there's another layer beneath all of this that I haven't focused on much: the world beyond this life. As Stephen Covey says, "begin with the end in mind." Death, Judgement, Heaven , Hell I'm singing a sassy gospel rendition of "Swing low, sweet chari
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 compassionate God? I was reflecting after I received communion yesterday on the moment when they laid the cross on Christ's shoulders. Despite his immense pain he embraced it, loving us from the depths of his beautifu