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  • Nothing More & Nothing Less

    Oh friends. I did a silly thing today. Today, I told one of my dearest friends that I was finally okay with whatever God had in store for me this upcoming year. WHY would I ever do that? Do you ever have that moment, where you feel complete peace and everything seems to be going -more-

  • When Change is Good

    I have realized something recently. I am a creature of habit. House Blend coffee with half and half every morning. Apple Products for life. Find one pair of jeans that fits? QUICK! Buy every single color because you can never find jeans that simultaneously cover your booty and your ankles. Never switch your planner. No -more-

  • Spring Has Almost Sprung!

    Hello Friends! I have been waiting for spring like a kid waits for Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. Honestly any time I see a blue sky I am like oh great its gonna be warm now?! Okay?! Okay! Then it’s still cold and miserable and generally snows about 3 seconds later. I am SO ready -more-

  • Welcome to Holy Week

    Wow. Palm Sunday is always an incredible up and down of emotions for me. As I listen to the readings and watch the gospel unfold, I begin to see how my life follows the events on a regular basis. When things are good I praise Him, welcoming Him into my life. When things are bad, -more-

  • Day 35: What If There Was More To Life?

    “So if the Son frees you, you will truly be free.” (John 8:36) This hit me like a ton of bricks. If Jesus sets me free from any burden that I have, then I am actually free. There are so many things right now that have me in chains tighter than I can imagine. School. -more-

  • Day 34: The Bronze Serpent

    “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water?” (Numbers 21: 5)   Yeah. this is where I am day in and day out. Sometimes I have glimpses of clarity where I am good with what God is putting me through at this current -more-

  • Day 33: Following His Plan

    “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1: 21) Throwback to lent when we were questioning how these people could possibly be okay with all this angel of the lord shenanigans. But really. Lent is a time for us to -more-

  • Day 32: A Clean Heart

    “Create a clean heart in me, O God.” (Psalm 51) Once again I spent a lot of time with this psalm this past week. When you have to write a catchy but simple melody, you find yourself singing this line over and over again. The beauty of playing for a mass? You get to pray -more-

  • Day 31: He Meets Us In Our Mess

    “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.” (John 7:46) For some reason this is the line that really spoke to me. Everyone is so concerned about where Jesus comes from (Galilee- shudder! how gauche) , but when asked when they would be turning Him in, they say claim that they have never heard anyone -more-

  • Day 30: the Lord is Close to the Broken Hearted

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”  (Psalm 34) Stop and read those words again. How many of you have a broken heart? Sometimes I stop and think about that term. Broken Hearted. What does that mean? Maybe you just lost someone important to you. Either -more-