Growing up Catholic it was definitely implied we shouldn’t necessarily pray for small things. Prayers were to be siphoned out intentionally for major requests. A sick parent, financial hardship, or other types of significant anguish. Especially the suffering of others. This was the mindset I grew up with. There were rules when it came to…

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It’s cold here in the Northeast and the wind is kicking it up a notch. Needless to say, I might have grumbled a bit while walking my two labradors. Hazel and Phyllis seemed oblivious to the cold and found it energizing. My two furry beasts as motivated and I was unmotivated by it. Despite this,…

A priest I know and respect said we should thank God for our pain. A hard lesson to hear when experiencing any type of emotional devastation. Sure, spiritually we believe in growth and the hardship which promotes it. And sure, we theoretically believe it’s supposed to make us better human beings. It’s supposed to teach…

Feeling the need to quench your spiritual thirst? You may want to visit The Crowning Glory Tea Room in Fountain Hills, Arizona. A divine destination where chamomile meets Catholicism and sacred meets sweets. Before you nestle in for some scrumptious conversation choose which parlor suits you best. This faith-inspiring locale has dedicated each room to a…

Our suffering will be unlike many and like others. Human beings come in all shapes and sizes much like our respective pain. It will vary for each of us. However, we will all suffer.  There will be times when the world seems unkind. When God couldn’t seem farther away. When friends turn to foe. When…

In relationships, we often ‘neglect to reflect’ on how a person makes us feel. Instead, we try and get their attention by explaining what hurts or bothers us.  Or we simply sit quietly and compensate or overcompensate to deal with unwanted behaviors. In all relationships be it romantic or friendship the best litmus test is to…

I am at the mall grabbing lunch at Norstrom Cafe.  One of my fav places to nosh. A young girl in front of me appears to be searching for payment and urges me to go before her. I pay for my food and notice she is now asking others to go in front of her. It…

When I was a baby my family experienced a house fire in the home my parents were renting. Moving would be complicated. The strain of my dad’s drinking was shifting the financial burden to my mother. And they did not have the money to put down on a house. Therefore, my mom did what she always…

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