“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” // Hebrews 12:11 My last post addressed our “why” -- why we made the decision to stop dancing with debt and be done with debt for good. It may … Continue reading How We’ve Paid Off 21K in Student Loan Debt in 4 Months
HEY! Does anyone still visit my blog anymore? It’s been awhile. A lot has happened since I last wrote 6 months ago. In learning and doing and experiencing new things - particularly in the realms of mental health and finance - I have new inspiration to write on these two topics. On the one hand, … Continue reading Why We’re Kicking Debt to the Curb
Talking with my husband over some shrimp fried rice (it was a Friday and it’s Lent…), we were discussing politicians and public figures -- people such as Nancy Pelosi, NY governor Andrew Cuomo, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are Catholic, publicly wear ashes on Ash Wednesday, write articles for America Magazine, and say they do what … Continue reading Jesus Is Not a Prop for Your Political Agenda
Friday was apparently “International Women’s Day.” Social media was flooded with posts celebrating women. Even I shared a collage of some favorite Catholic women saints on Instagram, just because I liked most of the saints pictured and the witness they provide for my faith and vocation. But in retrospect, the whole thing is a little … Continue reading What about International Men’s Day?
Let me preface this by saying that obviously, I’m not a bishop. I’m not in any position of hierarchical authority in the Church. I’m a laywoman. A convert. A wife. A student of theology. But I am a devout Catholic. I love my faith and made the decision to convert five years ago because I … Continue reading What I Wish the Bishops Would Do
Lately, I’ve heard far too many people scoff at those who love animals or love their pets. And as someone who literally cannot remember a time when I didn’t have at least one pet running around the house, this just grinds my gears. I’ve heard people chuckle at those who have a deep love of … Continue reading Why Pets Can Be Good For Your Soul
I haven’t written a blog post in awhile, so thanks for making your way back to my blog! Since getting married in 2017, I’ve watched a lot more movies and TV shows than I used to. Jesse and I like picking apart a plot line or character and analyzing it from a Catholic standpoint. It’s … Continue reading What Makes a Great Movie? NOT Sex Scenes…