We are humans. We are people of adventure. Just about all of us can look back to our childhood, when our imagination was endless. We were able to turn monkey bars into vine ropes that swing over lava. The pit of colorful balls we had to swim through became a pool of piranhas, just a […]
As any of my friends can attest, I often have really insane and vivid dreams. And I have a real knack for remembering them too. The other night, I had one I’d like to share with you.
Every year during Advent, the Johnson clan leads a church-wide food drive. We ask our church community to draw a family from our sister parish in downtown Houston and pray for them, give them boxes of food, and maybe get them a present or two. Then two Uhauls get filled up with boxes and we […]
Retreat. Too much anymore this word is a sign of defeat. It means that you can no longer fight or that you are too weak to go on. The honest truth is that, as humans, we are weak. Retreating is strength. It is recognition that you are not your own savior, but that Christ is.
God wants us to be happy and at peace. The devil does not. I hate the devil, and won’t even give him the dignity of capitalizing his name. Every person who walks the planet deals with temptations, lies and afflictions from that jerk. While God is trying to draw us closer to Himself and give […]
Can you imagine Jesus in all of His glory, coming down to us during mass? Shining with light and trumpets blaring in this massive and impressive moment. What would we do? Probably run. Or hide under the pews. This is our Lord coming to us, wanting to be with us, His beauty and glory is […]
Last week, I talked about the spiritual warfare that I was battling throughout this past summer. I left off saying that this week, I would also share with you how God has brought me through the biggest warfare I have ever experienced.
Silence. How often do we get complete silence in our day? From the start of the day when my alarm clock wakes me up until I go to bed, it seems like there is always noise in my life, whether it’s music, talking, television, or whatever the case may be.
Recently, I was praying the rosary and meditating on the Joyful mysteries, which is my favorite set of mysteries. As I started praying the second mystery, I was suddenly overwhelmed with a sense of joy and happiness. After finishing the whole rosary, I started thinking to myself about the final prayer and how it ends, “…that […]
How are we different after the Easter Season? How has Easter changed you? Lent helps us prepare for the new life that Christ brings, just as much as it helps us prepare ourselves to be different with the Risen Christ.