Category «Struggles»

We Don’t Need NFP Police

I would be willing to bet money that any blog post or article that talks about the challenges of NFP will have something in the comment section along the lines of “You’re using NFP wrong anyways. The Church teaches that it should only be used in very serious circumstances.” This needs to stop. Before I …

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 …