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Escaping the Darkness

Life wasn't always the way it is now. I'd like to debunk the myth that I'm living in some glorious state of bliss. Am I happy? Yes, without a doubt. Have I always been happy? Not even close. I've had some fairly dark times in my life (I think we all have) and there were also some days that I felt like I was breaking under the crush of the endless waves of guilt, loneliness, dread, questions and sadness. I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider calling it a life.

A Guide for those not Discerning (Part 1)

I'm a 36 year old discerning a call to the vocation of priesthood. I get a lot of questions every day and I thought I'd compile a list of the questions I get a lot and try and give you some answers or insight into what this all means. This list isn't comprehensive and really just encompasses the most popular questions I get. I am sure there will be another post made as I travel down this road of discernment. Enjoy!

Sunday Reflection I

I do believe that if we aren't open to witnessing the power of God in our daily lives then we never will. But for those that know that those graces do exist it's a wonderful thing when they happen. God certainly does work in mysterious ways and I've been fortunate enough to witness them first hand over the course of this past week. I'm grateful and I only hope that I can pass on something good to all of you now or in the future.

Contemplate.

I've always lived a contemplative life, I just never realized it. I love the quiet that is found in contemplation. It draws me much closer to God and strengthens my relationship with him. I know what you're asking, surely I can't do this every morning and every night right? I try. There are some days I struggle through 30 minutes and other days where an hour is actually two or more. This keeps me humble and knowing that not every day can be perfect and that's okay.

Finding Peace.

I'm unsure if I ever knew what peace felt like. At 36 years old I think I can safely say that I've never been in a state of mind like this, ever. I goto bed each night and wake up each morning on fire and it never gets old.