This New Year, I’m Letting God Write My Resolutions

I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

“So, this year, I’m resolving to forgo my standard list of new year resolutions to simply concentrate, day by day, on living in a way worthy of the immeasurable love and forgiveness that the Savior so freely bestows on me.”

Proverbs 31 Woman

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:22-24

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Gone are the resolutions, the to-do-lists, the overwhelming pressure of unrealistic expectations that need to be met ASAP, and the results needed as proof that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I'm starting this year differently. This year my priority is to embrace daily life. I will live the moment and stop … Continue reading Gone

An Ignatian Framework for Making a Decision

11 Steps for Making a Decision Following the Ignatian Method  1. Identify the decision to be made or the issue to be resolved. The issue should be practical—about doing or not doing something. It has to be real; that is, there really is a decision to be made—a question about whether you should or should not … Continue reading An Ignatian Framework for Making a Decision

Anger’s Comfort Zone — Loud Thoughts Voiced Out

I agree with everything expressed in this post. Sadly, we don't hold back and give our loved ones the same respect we offer outsiders. We foolishly believe that because we are family it's OK to lash out and not filter ourselves. They'll forgive us and love us anyway. The other day I read a post … Continue reading Anger’s Comfort Zone — Loud Thoughts Voiced Out

Catholic Answers to a Cry for Help

Far in the back row, against the wall, was a hand hesitantly lifted for a question. I invited her to respond. “Doesn’t forgiving someone over and over again,” asked the woman in a subdued voice, “invite them to keep hurting us?” She had been a regular attendee during a parish program on forgiveness I had … Continue reading Catholic Answers to a Cry for Help