All tagged spirituality

Conviction

As someone who was drawn back from the brink of losing their faith, with no one around me to help me get back on that pathway I know what it is like to walk alone in the darkness for a long time. I understand that it isn’t pleasant and looking back on it now sheds new light on just how dark it really was. I thought my life was great, it was bleak. I thought I had everything I ever needed, turns out I didn’t have the one thing I needed the most, Him.

My Faith

I was thinking today about why it is that I believe in God, have the faith that I do, find myself on the path I am on, and how I am ok with all of this. In a society that is growing further away from their faith how am I allowing myself to be drawn closer? When I was a kid I might have only believed in God because that is what I was told to do, the example I was following, and just another right of passage as a Catholic, in other words, it was just something I felt like I had to do because of those that came before me. I never really understood why or comprehended how Jesus worked through my life. Perhaps I was blind, or ignorant to His great works but it didn’t click.

Home

It should come as no surprise (if you read anything here) that at my very core I am a spiritual, God-loving human being. So then it should come as no surprise to you when I tell you that vast swaths of my day and night when I'm able to are spent in silence, in my chair having conversations with God. I've prayed for quite some time on how exactly to express what this is like and what it feels like and the word that keeps coming to mind is: home.

Perfection

Stop for a moment and think about the times you wanted to do something perfectly and failed at it. How frustrated did you get? What was the outcome? Did you settle for the imperfect thing? When did you realize that perfection is merely a notion in our minds and not the reality in which we live? Perhaps you haven't realized that yet.

Inspiration: Falling Upward

If you've read any of my posts I'm sure you've seen me mention Fr. Richard Rohr. He's been an inspiration to me and my faith over the past 8 months or so and I like sharing and talking about him whenever I can. Below you'll find one of my favorite talks he's given. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I hope it makes you think about life and faith in a deeper more spiritual way.

I want you to be extraordinary

I've been thinking about this post all day, attempting to unwrap my thoughts and present something that isn't a complete mashup of stuff to you my dear readers. It should come as no surprise to you that I'm probably the biggest cheerleader you never knew you had in your life. But for argument's sake let's break this down a bit more.

Vocational Doubts

Discerning your vocation isn't always rainbows and butterflies. While there are plenty of moments where you'll find yourself filled with joy, there are also moments of doubt that we'll have to work through. I would argue that these moments might be more critical and pivotal in the process than a moment of joy, in fact, they'll often bring you to a moment of happiness in the end.

Adventures in Teaching I

If you're reading this, then I survived and so did my class! Today was a learning experience for both myself and my class. They were all great, and I was consistently having my mind blown by the level of conversation we were able to have.