We are so glad you’ve come to join us! We hope that through this blog, we can all come to a deeper encounter of the One who has won for us the fullest, most abundant life. We, the authors, are no experts in theology, and we don’t pretend to be. We are simply lay women who have encountered the saving love of Jesus Christ through the Roman Catholic Church, and who strive to live out the calling to which we have been called: to be holy, to be faithful, to be missionary disciples, to be fully alive in the Holy Spirit and faithful to the Lord and His Holy Church. Above all, we are seeking to be transformed in LOVE, which is our highest calling.
We will offer through this blog our personal reflections, experiences, and testimonies of living in the world but being not of the world (see John 17:15-16). We might share about the Bible, the Sacraments, the Saints, our prayer lives, good books we’ve read or lessons we’ve learned in our unique journeys of faith. Our prayer is that the Lord accomplishes His Will through this blog and touches the heart of each reader. May we all have the grace to live in the glorious and ever-present victory of our Lord Jesus Christ!
∼ † ∼ CHRISTINE ∼ † ∼
Hi, I’m Christine! I was baptized into the Catholic Church as an infant and educated in the Catholic faith throughout my entire childhood. There were wonderful people in my life who demonstrated the goodness of God to me, and I always believed that Jesus was God and that He died on the cross for us. I had a Bible that was very precious to me, although it wasn’t until I went to college that I really began to read it with a hungry and open heart for God. Over the course of a few years, I became hungrier to know God and to know His Will for my life. It was then that I discovered that prayer is not a one-sided thing; rather, in the silence of the heart God speaks! I suppose you could say that it was during this time that I began to “fall in love” with Jesus Christ, who no longer was a distant image in my mind but a very real, living Person who lives and speaks to my heart in the most intimate of ways. Primarily, He “wooed” me through the unfathomable gift of the Holy Eucharist, in which He is ever-present and waiting to love and be loved.
As my relationship with Christ developed in college, I gave Him my life and decided to follow wherever He called me. He led me to do ministry I never thought I would or could do. Through it all, God revealed a beautiful vocation to married life to a wonderful man from the other side of the planet. Currently I am striving to live fully the call to be a missionary disciple of Christ and the Catholic Church, while continuing the journey since my baptism, now as a wife and mother. I pray that the Lord would be encountered by all who hunger to know Him, and that this blog plays a special part in that mission. Peace be with you!
∼ † ∼ KAYLA ∼ † ∼
My husband and I were established in our careers and were beginning our family when we began to feel the Holy Spirit tugging on our hearts. Things were going great, but we were missing something. We were looking for a spiritual home base for our family. I had been raised Protestant, but wasn’t sure I wanted to return. Then we attended a Catholic Mass, and that’s when everything changed.
I entered the Catholic Church in 2015 after completing the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults alongside my husband. I had finally found truths I didn’t even know I was looking for. I found forgiveness in the cross of Jesus and I am still amazed at His mercy. God has given me a new heart, filling it with His life and love. I have been set on a new path, learning to trust in His providence and seek His will in my daily life – in my family, with friends, and women’s ministry. God continues to draw me closer. And through God’s grace we are raising our family in the faith.
∼ † ∼ KELLY ∼ † ∼
I am a new Catholic. I had a major conversion experience in Spring of 2016 where I came to accept Jesus as not just a man who lived once, but also as God who loves us immensely. Going through the RCIA was a very special time for me where under wise direction I came to know God and His church better, but I also became very aware of the spiritual battle. For me, I “woke up” with a new understanding of the world and to the realization that there was in fact a battle and more than just my soul at stake. I could not sit idly by and do nothing or go about as if everything was the same as before.
God has and is still calling me to radically change both myself and my life. In many ways, I feel like a blindfolded tightrope walker that has been stripped of a safety net, but He has promised that I will not fall if I follow Him. He is providing for me, protecting me, healing me, and guiding me.
While I may not have great theological insight, I hope to share more of my personal experience of this radical transformation with everyone.