I was so grateful to be invited into a conversation with Sister Colleen Gibson and Sister Erin McDonald who host the "Beyond the Habit" podcast. Join us as we discuss vocation, intimacy, prayer, and the journey through the single life! You can listen to our conversation here, or wherever you find podcasts.
Singles: Your love is a reflection of God’s love, too!
Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash I am blessed to belong to a cadre of godmothers, aunties, scout leaders, neighbors, teachers, and friends who have been entrusted to shape and form the lives of young people. They say it takes a village after all! Last summer, I found myself at the local park district sports celebration. Imagine… Continue reading Singles: Your love is a reflection of God’s love, too!
The Call to Imitate Christ
Our team at "Into the Deep" has been reflecting on an Ignatian approach to discernment and how we invite God into our "deeper yeses" as we discern where God is calling us. Whether you are making a major career shift or simply trying to be more intentional about praying through your everyday decisions, check out… Continue reading The Call to Imitate Christ
Single Life – Books, Quotes, Articles, and Suggested Bibliography
Photo by Callum Shaw on Unsplash I remember the very first time I contemplated the question, "What if being single is truly my calling in life?" I spent countless hours scouring the internet, and perhaps that's how you stumbled upon this blog post, too! Finding the rare article, book chapter, or a mere sentence that validated the single… Continue reading Single Life – Books, Quotes, Articles, and Suggested Bibliography
Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me
Every couple of months someone will stop and ask me if I work for National Public Radio. "Do you ever listen to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me? At the end of the show they list off the names of their producers, and I’m sure I heard your name! Are you a closet radio host?! Are… Continue reading Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me
Callings Are Vocational and Locational
I have a job interview tomorrow. I could certainly use all of your prayers and positive thoughts! You can scroll to the bottom for a career update, or keep reading for some additional reflections. One of my first networking dates last summer was with my friend Andy. We ran into each other at a mutual… Continue reading Callings Are Vocational and Locational
Saying No In Order to Say A Deeper Yes
Back in the Fall, a friend of mine ventured this guess, “I bet anything that come February, you’re going to have four job offers, and you’ll have to decide which ones to decline!” While I was flattered by her words of encouragement, I was also feeling quite lost in the wide open ocean of unemployment. I… Continue reading Saying No In Order to Say A Deeper Yes
Without Volatility There Is No Opportunity
There was a brief moment of panic over the weekend that sent me scrambling for my journal and a pen. I quickly scribbled a long email and sent it off to four good friends, then fell asleep midway through a pro/con list for a potential job lead. One of the women in my circle soon… Continue reading Without Volatility There Is No Opportunity
Attracted to the Single Life
The following essay was published in "Voices of Hope" – a newsletter from the Society of Helpers – as as part of their recent series on vocations. I am grateful to share it with you here. There was a time when my “attraction radar” was on high alert at all times – beginning with Sunday morning… Continue reading Attracted to the Single Life
Happily Ever After Begins Now
I get this question a lot, “What if I'm single, but I really feel called to marriage? How can I use the single years to prepare for the vocation of marriage? And can you give me something more substantial than, “be patient, keeping praying, and wait for God’s perfect timing!” (Which, by the way, are… Continue reading Happily Ever After Begins Now