Devotions

The Life-Changing Eucharist

The Life-Changing Eucharist

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. // 1 Corinthians 11:26 The Catholic short-story writer...
June 19, 2022
Let Him Do the Work

Let Him Do the Work

“I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” // Matthew 5:17 As my weary body weighed me down, I dragged my feet over to my desk. While opening up...
June 08, 2022
Let Yourself Be Chosen

Let Yourself Be Chosen

He made us, his we are; his people, the flock he tends. // Psalm 100:3 My experience of college was miserable. I was away from home and desperately trying to...
May 21, 2022
We’re Just a Bunch of Dumb Sheep Down Here!

We’re Just a Bunch of Dumb Sheep Down Here!

“How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you and you do not believe. The...
May 10, 2022
Bread of Life

Bread of Life

"I am the bread of life." // John 6:48 I have a very vivid memory of struggling to get to daily Mass one particular morning. At the time I was...
May 05, 2022
A Simple Yes

A Simple Yes

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” // Luke 1:38 The Lord has convicted me of my...
March 25, 2022
Finding God in the Loud

Finding God in the Loud

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." // Matthew 22:37 It was almost midnight, and we continued...
March 09, 2022
God Is Persistent

God Is Persistent

“For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” // Mark 10:27 I feel called to start fasting and intentionally spending more quiet...
February 28, 2022
My Tongue, God's Blessing

My Tongue, God's Blessing

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. // James 3:10 A childhood friend and I went on a short hike in Southern California on a warm spring day. We...
February 19, 2022
Smug Superiority and Stillness Within

Smug Superiority and Stillness Within

"But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” For they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.” // Mark 3:29-30...
January 24, 2022
Stretch Out Your Hand to Love

Stretch Out Your Hand to Love

“Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out and his hand was...
January 19, 2022
Remember His Goodness

Remember His Goodness

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. // Psalm 89:2 Lord, You are just going to have to take care of everything, I thought as I boarded...
January 14, 2022