Awareness

Friday the 13th

Paraskevidekatriaphobia: The fear of Friday the 13th. It’s an odd topic considering we’re in the Octave of Easter, but it’s worth addressing. There are no hard and fast explanations as to why people find Friday the 13th unlucky. Some say Friday is considered unlucky because Jesus was crucified on a […]

Command: Activate

There’s something exciting about newness, isn’t there? I just had a major life change and have been transitioning into a new job and life situation. It’s exciting. I could have just sat around but then I wouldn’t have been able to have new experiences. And isn’t life about experience? Weren’t […]

One Solitary Life

“He is not here; for he has been raised.” (Matthew 28:6) Today is the day hope came into the world through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Billions around the world […]

First World Problems

I’ve been rather amused lately by the First World Problems Internet meme. They are complaints only people of privileged circumstances experience. Urban Dictionary says they are “problems from living in […]

Confession, Vulnerability, and Healing

You may often hear Christians use the word confession. “Oh, I have to go to confession.” “Let us make a confession of faith.” “Can I make a confession?” It’s something we do, yet don’t do. Confession can mean many things. We can confess our sins. We can confess our love for […]

Life’s Little Things

I recently asked God for the grace to notice God more in life’s little things. I’m reminded of the French film Amélie. Amélie likes to notice “the details that no one else sees”. She cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain… cracking créme brulée […]