Breastfeeding is a beautiful gift between mother and child that reflects the nourishing nature of God. It's a very grand work. Literally nourishing another person with your body! In fact, it's an image of the Eucharist. Who else gave His body to feed us? Who else's body do we literally feast on and put at the center of our faith and our lives? Jesus!
The movie theater was dark. My mom and one cousin sat on my left and another cousin or two sat on my right. I was just four years old, but I will remember the next moments for the rest of my life. A little fish dove off of the gray ship into the ocean and … Continue reading A Lifetime of Calling, A Life-long Storyteller
It has become my personal memento mori. "I am all the family you need"– it's both an assurance of God's presence with and within me but also a calling out and beyond. Everything of this life passes. All of my relationships here will pass, even those that bring me closer to Christ. Of course, those … Continue reading The Meaning of Family
That's God, to me. He's pure happiness and He doesn't have to make sense to us or be logical or neat and tidy; He just is. He is big and is everything at the same time that He's small and insignificant. He's colorful and complicated at the same time that He's grayscale and simple. He's … Continue reading A Meditation on the Depths of Beauty of Painted Nails
She's neither ethereal nor ghost-like when she appears in my dreams. In my dreams she's very real. So real, in fact, that most times I don't even realize she shouldn't be there until I'm on the edge of consciousness. I often wake like Ebenezer Scrooge, wondering if what I've experienced was a dream or reality, … Continue reading The Ghost Lady in My Dreams
A couple days ago, I wrote about three problems surrounding American Catholic youth ministry, as found in a book by a current youth minister (and my former classmate!). On both my facebook page and the comments section on the original post, there's been some pushback. Now, some of the people commenting haven't even read the … Continue reading Facts Alone Are Not Enough
Every year at Epic Pew, I reflect on the music I've listened to or been introduced to. There is an incredible amount of secular songs that aren't explicitly Catholic or Christian that still point us toward the Almighty. Read more: Secular Songs That Can Bring Us Closer to God Here are this year's picks for secular … Continue reading Secular Songs to Bring You Closer to God: Vol. 3
#TBT to a post from my old blog that I think is worth re-posting here. About the end of my addiction to masturbation: "For the First Time, In Technicolor". The day I found freedom from my addiction haunts me. It haunts me like a beautiful mysterious lady haunts you after a simple hello. And I … Continue reading TBT – “For the First Time, In Technicolor”