New Year, New Me! Resolutions with grace! As we begin a new year, we often hear the adage “New Year, New Me!” People make the usual New Year resolutions – they put away the selection boxes and chocolates, start “dry January”, hit the gym, start a new fitness class, or employ a personal trainer…
Patient Waiting and Joyful Preparation Paws and Prepare! At home we have two beautiful German Shepherd dogs – Ruby (a four-year old) and her daughter Holly (a two-year old). In October 2021, we noticed changes in Ruby after mating; she started to get bigger; and it was confirmed that she was pregnant. During the gestation..
What is in your heart is what matters. Seeing what is beautiful, changes the heart. The famous French philosopher of the twentieth century, Jacques Maritain, wrote, “The beautiful goes straight to the heart.” It can also be said that the ugliness of sin can distort the heart and affect how we see beauty. Often times in..
When we look at the world around us, it is easy to get caught up in all the negativity and get distracted and discouraged by the trails that occur in everyday life. It is in those moments that we are called to cling to Jesus and listen to his word. We know that the word..
Throughout the ages, great philosophers and theologians have described the importance of beauty, truth and goodness that point to the meaning of life and human existence and ultimately to God. Unfortunately in today’s culture and society relativism has overshadowed this pursuit of truth and goodness. Even though these are challenging times, there really is no..
Do you know one of the simplest ways for you to be happy? The answer is not to compare yourself to others. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. ‘Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing’, these are the words of St Paul in 1..
You are beautiful and unique, so rare and unrepeatable that you are a diamond in God’s eyes! How many of you truly believe that with your heart? How many of us believe that deep in our hearts? In today’s modern society we are surrounded with billboards, TV advertisements and magazines convincing us that we need..
Have you ever worked really hard to achieve something and it never came into fruition, perhaps you trained very hard to try to get on a sports team, but you never made the team, maybe you studied super hard to get a qualification but you are finding it difficult to get a job in the..
Many people don’t even consider a long-distance relationship thinking it is too hard emotionally or financially. While these relationships are not for the faint-hearted for those who do take the leap into a long-distance relationship and find the one whom their soul loves (Song of Songs 3:4), there’s often another challenge that awaits them: long-distance..
The season of Advent in the Catholic Church is a season of preparation, extending over four Sundays before Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. The coming of Christ refers to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; the coming of Christ in our lives through grace..