Through the Lens of Faith

Elizabeth Elliott is a staff writer at the Arlington Catholic Herald and a freelance writer. She majored in music and journalism at Creighton University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Creighton University. For over 20 years she has played flute for church-related events. She has written for America Magazine, Busted Halo and several other publications.

It amazes me the influence of color in our lives. A bright bouquet of flowers may just help you get through a dark day. Whether there are clouds on the horizon or a storm making its way across your path, […]

Do you have a particular prayer or picture you focus on when you’re praying? Or maybe you have a statue of a favorite saint that you look at. I think it is helpful to have focal points. Sometimes focal points […]

One of my favorite sayings that I’ve heard and seen is “I love you to the moon and back.” It defines love between people and to me it also talks about how God loves us — not even the galaxy […]

With summer comes beautiful green grass. People spend time outside cutting the growing green blades to a certain length. Some like to cut the grass short, perhaps as short as putting green. Some may prefer grass to be a little […]

What is on your summer bucket list this year? Are you one that has the opportunity to go to a lake or ocean? Are you one that prefers to go camping in the great outdoors? There is still plenty of […]

It is the week of celebrating our independence, with the Fourth of July. It is a time to be grateful for our independence in our country and with our faith. But along with independence, it is important to recognize our dependence […]

Another month has come to a close. How are you in your faith journey? Do you feel like you’ve made any improvements?  What are your goals in your faith journey next month? Will you try something new? Maybe a goal […]

There is no shortage of beautiful things in the world. Everywhere you look, beauty can be found. When you take a walk, what do you see? What beauty? When you look around do you tend to look past the beauty? […]

There’s a whole world out there to understand. Often we get stuck in the same place, with the same thoughts. It’s easy to spin. There are mountains everywhere — maybe not in our cities or states, but perhaps in our […]

I love how mirrors and certain glass from buildings reflect the world around it. They can sometimes provide a different perspective to something you only see as one way. In a way, you can’t seem to escape what you might […]