Category «Struggles»

The Gratitude Project 2: Sympathetic Spoonies

This week for The Gratitude Project, I am thanking God for friends who understand what it is like to have a chronic illness. Jesus understands, but He also blessed me with other people. I know Jesus understand my suffering better than anyone else. I know I can bring these struggles to God and He will …

Don’t Talk to Me About Sin

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My Experience I still remember the homily from the first Mass I attended at my university’s parish. Unfortunately, I remember it because of how uncomfortable it made me. It was a homily about sin, but this priest used really strong imagery. Unlike the stereotypical “fire and brimstone” speech, this priest used filth. In this particular …

The Gratitude Project 1: Knowing God Loves Me

Last week, I talked about how the BAKER method has helped me develop an authentic, Christ-oriented attitude of gratitude. I also mentioned that I would be participating in Anni’s gratitude project. Today is my first official post. This spring has been difficult for me. My struggles in controlling my type 1 diabetes surfaced again, and …

Listen to an Expert: Helping a Friend with Grief

When something happens to someone we love, we want to do something. As Christians, logically we know that prayer is the best course of action. There is nothing more effective than giving that pain to our Creator. However, we aren’t just spiritual beings. We are both body and soul, and that body part of us …

Imperfect Love Perfected through God

There is a simple image that is often presented when Christian romantic relationships are discussed. The idea is simple: the closer each person moves towards God, the closer they grow to each other. Though I have been married for less than a year, as I reflect on it more, I have realized three reasons why …