Advent is a season of remembering a great act of love, God becoming human. Our Advent series on the Into the Deep blog is called, "Advent; Love Like God". I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as we reflect on the ways God’s love is made manifest in the lives of ordinary people, like you and… Continue reading Advent Reflection: Finding God in the Emptiness
I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as a regular contributor to the blog “Into the Deep: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality through the Voices of Women”. This month’s blog series focuses on the ways each of us are uniquely created - formed by God, each with unique gifts, to fulfill the need for love in the… Continue reading Uniquely Created: Called and Sent for Mission
My friend Matt (Rounding30) was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma. As far as cancer goes, this is by far the “best kind of cancer” one could have. He has been assured by doctors and survivors that Hodgkins is curable. He is in excellent health with no real symptoms (other than a big lump on his… Continue reading Confessions of a Novena Skeptic
Thanks to everyone who supported our 2014 Nicaragua mission trip with your prayers, your words of encouragement, and your financial support. We certainly could not have done it without you! As they say in Nicaragua, "Life finds a way!" My thank-you notes are finally hitting the post office this week. In the meantime, here's… Continue reading Nicaragua 2014: Life Finds A Way
It is a good thing that I did not give up cookies for Lent! Last week was Reading Week at Northwestern University, and the Student Advisory Board at the Sheil Catholic Center enthusiastically hosts “study days”, where we dole out an extra dose of Sheil hospitality. Our volunteers conjure up inordinate amounts of snack food… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Spirituality
I will be posting some updates in the coming weeks about our mission to Haiti. This is the full text of the letter that I sent to our donors and support team. Thanks for your prayers and support! Dear Friends - A wise mentor once reminded me that when God asks us to follow him,… Continue reading Change for Haiti
I am excited to announce that this little project, known up until now as The Single Life, is finished and in the capable hands of editors and marketing directors. As of today, it also has a new title – Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion. Upon sharing the news, my mom… Continue reading Let the Party Begin!