God-crazy Amazing!

This is a joy-filled post, I promise, but as in most things this side of heaven, there is some pain at first, but hold on with me … it’s worth it. If you follow me, you know that I was pregnant for the first time at 43. We lost that precious life at 16 weeks…

Happy 4th of July!

“I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ Ask yourself, ‘How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?’ Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work…

Nursing Saint Posse Growing!

St Catherine of Sienna Recognized as a Doctor of the Church and patron saint to Nurses! I just love it! This Nursing Saint Posse – people I can look up to as examples of faith, hope and love in action and ask to pray for this journey- just grows and grows! I am so theologically…

Be in love with your life!

It feels like my whole life has been preparing me for this journey into nursing. This semester, I have fallen in love with this new path and with God ‘s people who are sick, wounded and dying. I am constantly amazed as He opens doors on this path, all the beautiful souls, the amazing opportunities-…

Good Friday of the Crucifixion

I used to dislike Good Friday- so sad, so solemn, just get me to The Resurrection, how selfish I can be. We are a Resurrection people and there is no Resurrection without death. His Love for us displayed in his beaten body on that cross… I have come to love Good Friday, so powerful, so…

Something was not quite right

I’ve been so wrapped up in the thing God brought me to do, I began to miss Him in it and my soul began to suffer for it. I started saying I didn’t have time to choose something specific for a Lent, to go to Ash Monday, to reflect in prayer, then Stations…because I had…

Holy day of privilege, the Feast of St. Maroun

Today’s Divine Liturgy was so refreshing to my nursing school weary soul! The enthusiasm of the people praying the chants, Syriac and Aramaic in the different parts of the Liturgy and the welcome of fellow parishioners, the community, the living embodiment of Christ, wow! It is also a group the loves to socialize and as…

A Part of Me

I am so excited to share with you, my first chosen patron saint (Confirmation) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!!! Although I officially chose her at Confirmation she was a gift of the Holy Spirit my whole life! She founded the community that my grandmother taught with for 30 years, the Sisters of Charity, which was the…

Hidden Gifts

Merry Christmas Eve dear friends!  It has been a minute since I’ve posted anything on the blog.  Quite frankly, nursing school has sucked up every moment and available brain cell!  Now we’re on a few weeks reprieve and I have a moment to breath and reflect.  I can’t believe how far I’ve come in the…