Worth Revisiting: A Parable of Society

Throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, He will jump right out. Throw the same frog into a pot of cool water, Slowly raise the heat- He will stay in and cook to death. + Throw a Catholic into a pagan environment He will see the lies and ambiguities clearly. Throw a Christian into a…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Parable of Society

Lawn Chair Catechism: Openness

 Session 8: The Third Threshold: Openness When I speak with someone who is curious about the faith, I realize my revelations about the spiritual life in the Mystical Body of Christ are like speaking about a foreign country. Psychologically speaking, a person needs to hear a completely new concept at least three times before it…… Continue reading Lawn Chair Catechism: Openness

7QT: Are You an Octopus Parent?

7 Quick Takes Friday with Jenny at Conversion Diary  A major pitfall facing all committed Christian mothers, especially a home school mum is letting go of control of our children’s spirituality and inner healing so that Christ has a chance to save, heal, and sanctify them. Over zealous mothers get in God’s way. Trust me.…… Continue reading 7QT: Are You an Octopus Parent?

Not What WE Want

Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give,    because He would give the best,                                              and man will not take…… Continue reading Not What WE Want

Charity: Bloggers Helping Bloggers

I have often begged for  help during my first year on the internet.  I barely understand 21st century technology and the instructions on the web assume that you have a basic understanding of their dialect.  Other writers always answer my how to questions.  More importantly, fellow bloggers comment on articles and promote my blog without expecting anything…… Continue reading Charity: Bloggers Helping Bloggers

Emerson Mertens: Expressing Joy and Inspiring Hope

Expressing Joy and Inspiring Hope ~ Through the Art of Dance Emerson Mertens ~ Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Company Director, Actress, Photographer, Writer In my mind, a dancer’s body creates art, like paint on the brush of an artist or words on through the finger tips of a writer. The movements of a dancer speak as…… Continue reading Emerson Mertens: Expressing Joy and Inspiring Hope

Why are so Many Believers so Dour?

Often the most dedicated Christians are rather dour.  The only thing that I can come up with is that we take ourselves too seriously, centering on our own  disciplines of fasting, prayer, reading, etc  and not on God’s work in us. In other words, we can all slip into an egocentric spirituality and not a God centered spirituality. Unknowingly, we become the…… Continue reading Why are so Many Believers so Dour?

Are You Stealing Jesus’s Job? I Do!

I am approaching Easter Triduum with joy this year, celebrating His death with the Resurrection in mind because I cannot separate the two anymore. If the priest can sing “Oh happy fault” in reference to The Fall, we should all sing, just as St. Paul surely did, “Oh happy Death”. “O happy fault,  O necessary sin of Adam which gained for…… Continue reading Are You Stealing Jesus’s Job? I Do!

A Christian Allegory

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? My favorite book as a child is still my favorite series, The Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis,  excluding the Bible of course. It does seem ridiculous because I am an English Literature major who has read thousands of masterpieces, classics,…… Continue reading A Christian Allegory


  Blog Blitz Big Clicks Winner: Joy of Nine9, This article was chosen by Catechism and Apologetics, the Big Clicks Catholic Blogger is Joy of Nine9 for the post The Fire of God   I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”

Why are there more atheists than theists on line?

God is hard to pin down This is an interesting conversation, my first and perhaps last on Quora . It is an exercise in futility really but I found myself verbalizing a few points about faith that many don’t understand. Question Why are there more atheists than theists online?In any census I’ve seen atheists, agnostic  non-theists…… Continue reading Why are there more atheists than theists on line?