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Wandering Thoughts – A Poem By Hannah Halliday

Oh how my thoughts do race Must put on a happy face In this world you can’t be blue It’s not what they expect from you But is the person that you see Just who I am told to be Must act like everything is right Though my mind wants to fight A brain filled […]

A Special Announcement: God’s Mercy is Infinite and Everlasting

Dear friends, I’m sharing a short talk at the online conference, ‘God is Mercy!’I’m joining SmartCatholics to bring a variety of speakers together to grow in our understanding of God’s Mercy.The event lasts 2 days, from November 28-29. And the best part is, it’s more than an online event. It’s a community that will grow.So […]

Happy Birthday to My Blog! 10 Things I Learned in My First Year

Hello dear reader! September 1 of this year marked the first birthday of my blog. Thanks to all who read and contribute!! It means more to me than you know. In this piece I would like to share 10 things I learned in my first year of blogging in no particular order. 1. Content creation […]

Behold the Lamb of God! Jesus’s Baptism and what it Means

Editor’s note: This is a previous post touched up and redone. Enjoy! It was by the banks of the Jordan River that John the Baptist proclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” (John 1:29). When John saw his cousin coming toward him, he already knew in his heart […]

Stigma is Awful!

By T. Rea OkerbergMental illnesses, all of them, are difficult. Not just for the person afflicted with the ‘bad brain days,’ but the people who a part of their lives. Personally, I’ve got two: C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Bipolar Disorder. Because of these, I’m prescribed two medications that I have to take twice […]

What Does the Road to Sainthood Look Like?

“You cannot become a saint without becoming a human being first.” -St. Charbel Makhlouf, on sainthood, “Love is a Radiant Light” Hello dear reader! I was struck by this quote over the course of my spiritual readings. Such power and depth packed into one little sentence! In this piece I hope to unpack some of […]

The Transfiguration of Jesus – a Peek Into Our Glorious “Final Form”

Hello dear reader! Anime fans among you can relate to the following situation…the villain of the story has a “final form” that is meant to be the apex of its power. It is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. The only way the hero can overcome such an evil is to find a final form of his […]

7 Ways to Shield Yourself against Anxiety!

Every day we have a choice. We either give into the pressures of daily living or crumble under the weight of stress. The constant flux of life makes stress inevitable. This year taught us all about the importance of mental health. Pandemics. Racial inequalities. Economic shutdowns. Adjusted graduation celebrations (or none in some cases).  Public […]