Sharing the Journey

In this First Friday episode, I give glimpses into insight from my word for the liturgical year, father. I explore through the lens of patterns and surprises – a concept that I incorporate into my course in draft – Your Story With God. I consider how both patterns and surprises are opportunities to grow in […]

Prayer & Growth

February 3, 2023

Episode 40: February 2023 First Friday Episode – Patterns & Surprises

In this first Friday episode, I give an update on my word for the liturgical year, father, and how it is unfolding about a month in to the process. I reflect on the early stages of grieving, the process of healing and growth, and prioritizing in different seasons of life. I also share my latest […]

Prayer & Growth

January 6, 2023

Episode 39: January 2023 First Friday Episode

I was “on the shore,” ready to savor the space to pre-read additional material and patiently wait for my round of the CPMAP certification to begin on April 1. I had checked in mid-December to see if I was still on track for that start date or if it looked like there would be a […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

January 1, 2023

Play | Pause from a Surprise Start

I have loved the Litany of Trust from Sr. Faustina Maria Pia of the Sisters of Life for years, and in 2021 I listened to the song version based on it from Sr. Caroline Caritas, S.V. many times. When I heard that Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V. had a book coming out in 2021 titled […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 27, 2022

Jesus I Trust in You (A Book Reflection)

“[…] we might not have known of the work of a Polish philosopher from Wadowice had he not come to Rome. But called he was, and come he did, and his writing has received added importance” (p. 63). Previously I reflected on layers of how St. John Paul II’s intellectual development formed and small glimpses […]

Career & Service, Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 27, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part III

“The most public of pontiffs, most traveled of popes, has long been the pilgrim of an inner path that has taken him in the midst of others to Christ who is the center of the human drama” (p. 146). As discussed in my first reflection for this book, when I read At the Center of the […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 23, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part II

“Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II has brought to the office of Peter the experience of student and worker, playwright and poet, philosopher, theologian, and professor in the exercise of his calling as priest and pope” (p. 145). The second book that I have read in anticipation for the CPMAP Certification is At the Center of the […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 22, 2022

At the Center of the Human Drama (A Book Reflection) Part I

A few of the same things that drew me to my journal and pen at the age of twenty-one have brought me back: a yearning for healing, for clarity, for steadiness. -Joanna Gaines (p. 7) Earlier this year I started subscribing to the Magnolia Journal and have been loving the glimpses into Joanna Gaines’ and […]


December 18, 2022

The Stories We Tell (A Book Reflection)

“Healing is always about intimacy, not just the removal of pain” (p. 34) -Heather Khym I have loved the Abiding Together podcast for years, so I was excited to see that Heather Khym had a book coming out this year. I just finished Abide: A Pathway to Transformative Healing and Intimacy with Jesus and mostly […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

December 5, 2022

Abide (A Book Reflection)

In this episode, I provide some concluding thoughts on my word for the liturgical year for 2022 – play and reveal my word for 2023. If you are interested in taking my course – Word for the Liturgical Year 2023, you can learn more and register here. I mention the following books in this episode:Fr. Isaiah […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

December 2, 2022

Episode 38: Word for the Liturgical Year Endings & Beginnings

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