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 is important for us to clear a path for renewal. We do not have to wait for a more appropriate time or more appropriate season. We can start right away. What needs to be cleared in your life now? […]

Where do you find peace? Sometimes sitting by the water can be so peaceful. I love to be by waterfalls, hearing their strong movement, watching the water below move quickly then slowing down. Or do you find peace in the […]

The seasons may be changing around us. The fall leaves may already be down wherever you are. Things may seem like they have come to an end. Yet, we all know the seasons change from one to the other. There […]

When I look at this image, it evokes a couple of things to me.  If you look at it from the center outward, it almost seems like it is a winged creature. Looking straight ahead, it is as if you’re […]

We need to see the light as much as possible in our lives. We need to know there is hope around every corner. Where do you find the little slivers of light? Do you find them within? Do you find […]

Sometimes it is easier to keep tethered to the dock. We want to avoid going out into the water because the water is rough or we are afraid we will not be able to swim. Our faith can act like […]

When I drive through streets and see a church steeple, it helps me remember to say a little prayer or say a little hello to God. It reminds me of my faith and serves as a focal point. No matter […]

Sometimes seeing shadows can be scary. They can startle you, especially when you think you’re walking alone down a street. Yet shadows can help us see where we may need work. The shadows can alert us to areas in ourselves […]

One of the things I appreciate in my faith is seeing images like statues that reflect the stories and saints I admire. Sometimes they serve as reminders of those who I should get to know more. If you were to […]

Have you always been a dreamer? Are you always dreaming about the next thing in life or wondering about your future world? Have you ever noticed if you stopped dreaming? Sometimes when one dream falls apart it might be easy […]