#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 10

This isn't a huge "pat me on the back" story, but it IS a success story. I walk to work. No, that is not exceptional. I live two blocks from my workplace. However, it is a great two blocks because it forces me to be out in the world before I cocoon myself in my … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 10

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 9

I just read a Lenten reflection that had made me uneasy. Not because it was poorly written or in bad taste, but because I saw myself in the sin that the author was addressing. It is one of my worst traits, and I am not proud to admit it, but I often become impatient with … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 9

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 8

Today, for the first time in my life, someone called me to say "I hope you accept my apology." I actually felt tension fly off of my neck and shoulders. I've received apologies in writing, but never before in real time. Thanks to that one sentence, I am lighter and relaxed. More people (myself included!) … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 8

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 6

Please don't be fooled by my always seemingly chipper posts. Lent is a season of struggle. And let me tell ya, friends - I'm struggling today. I'm in one of those funks that, through experience, I feel that I can confidently attribute to: the weather, a depressive episode, anxiety, and my general frustration concerning the … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 6

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 5

This time last week, I was just getting off of the phone. Actually, I was hung up on. Up until that point, I had been having such a nice day (I even went as far as to tweet about how unusually pleasant the day had been). Then I picked up to that unexpectedly distressing call. … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 5

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 4

I didn't forget! Uploading this post has been on the back of my mind all day. But I'm not complaining, because the truth is that I got to spend the past twenty-four hours having a joyful Saturday with friends and family. I chose this challenge post at seven this morning. My sister and I were … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 4

#BenevoLENT2020 – Day 3

This! I really, really need to work on checking-in with friends. The people in my life are my rocks. God is putting our gifts to work in all regions of the world. I am so proud of each of them! Though, I feel as if I don't say it enough. Adolescent friendship tends to fizzle … Continue reading #BenevoLENT2020 – Day 3

Home is Where the Heart Burns

All Catholic churches are homes for all Catholic peoples. A home, not a house. A church building is never simply a structure. It is where the family of the faithful come to rejoice, to weep, to be nourished, partake of the Sacred Body and Blood, to drink and to eat. It is home. It is … Continue reading Home is Where the Heart Burns