On Non-optional Self Care

I want my kid to grow up understanding that taking care of yourself, in a prayerful, habitual, and powerful way, is not a vain or selfish endeavor: it is fueling your soul to receive and give in its best capacity.

On Contentment

I have this nagging feeling that says to me, once you pay off those loans, then you can really start living your life. My doubts and anxieties feed into this concept that juggling money and paying off loans is a pre-cursor to my true happiness, and that once we are debt-free all will be bliss.

Moments

I'm not saying that I want to give up being punctual and driven and organized, because I don't. But I sure as hell want to be more mindful than ever of these beautiful, unrepeatable moments that seem so trivial, so unbelievably ordinary as they happen.  

The Temple of Motherhood

So when this person described the "temple" of our bodies as places of sacrifice and suffering, it transformed my understanding and experience of motherhood. Yes, my body glorifies and speaks of God's beauty and wonder, but it is also within my body that I die to myself, that I sacrifice myself, and I offer up my whole being in an offering. 

Speak Now

Time is passing away, and as much as I wish I had the clear-sightedness to know all of the answers and be inspired and never be bored again, I want my prayer to be "deliver me, O God, from dullness and inactivity."