How to Become Merciful When You’re Naturally Not

September 30, 2016

Pope Francis declared a Year of Mercy last December and my first reaction was, “Oh no!” Y’all I’ve got a problem and I bet some of you do too.

Joyfully Indebted to Mercy

April 26, 2016

Eight years ago, I gave birth to my first child. More than anything, I wanted to be the perfect mother that my little son deserved, but I was also completely unprepared for the overwhelming challenges of motherhood. I was shocked by how needy and dependent I felt – I was suffering from an unexpected bout of postpartum depression, and I was not getting any sleep. Up until this point in my life, I had unconsciously found much of my worth in what I could do for others. Now, my whole world had shifted, and I was the one who was in desperate need of help. However, when other moms asked me if I needed anything, my response was a simple “No, thanks.” I already felt so inadequate, and the idea of reaching out for help seemed like a public announcement of my inadequacy.

I'm Glad I'm a Sinner

March 1, 2016

Who is not familiar with the crushing shame of failure? Who doesn’t experience an emotional blow when their ego is knocked down a notch… Or 42 notches?

If You Want Mercy, You Need To Give Mercy.

February 10, 2016

We must feed the hungry or be damned. Now you must be thinking: “OK, OK, I should start to do something.” But thoughts and good intentions are not enough—you need to turn these thoughts into reality. So what are you going to do?