Sharing the Journey

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

“[…] 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

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” -St. John Paul II* On my 42nd baptismal anniversary next spring, I am scheduled to begin the CPMAP Certification through the Catholic Psych Institute. As a lover of learning, anticipation builds anytime I am preparing to begin […]

Prayer & Growth, Reviews

November 16, 2022

The Personalism of John Paul II (Book Reflection)

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