#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

July 9th, 2019

Genesis 32 and Matthew 9 As I attempt to do any theological reflection, I always pray for focus. Focus, first and foremost, on the words of Sacred Scripture. I ask the Holy Spirit for blinders; the strength to ignore the compulsions that urge me to check my phone notifications, change seating positions, refill my mug, … Continue reading July 9th, 2019