Desiring Heaven

"The world's thy ship not thy home" – St. Therese of Lisieux

This Question Could Transform Your Life

Raise your hand if you are a disciple of Jesus… Okay put your hand down, that’s weird.

But do ask yourself, “Am I a disciple of Jesus?”  If you answered yes I want to take you on a journey of thought I recently experienced in a homily at Mass. Continue reading “This Question Could Transform Your Life”


Franciscans Snowboard!?

It was a warm and sunny winter day, perfect for skiing.  I hit the slopes and whipped down the hills all “slick and professional.”  Gaining some daring confidence, I headed towards the jumps.  As I was about to lift off the ground, I remembered this was only my second time skiing.  Nonetheless I was in for it.  I landed a A+ wipe-out with my skis everywhere and who knows where my poles went…  Continue reading “Franciscans Snowboard!?”

Where I Find Joy This Christmas

Merry Christmas!!

Jesus is born and the day is finally HERE!!!! ​[insert shimmy​] ;D Continue reading “Where I Find Joy This Christmas”

Climbing Up a 450ft Sand Dune

Beads of sweat fall off my skin and onto the ground.  With each step the sand pulls me down, leaving me only inches closer.  My muscles are screaming at me as I struggle to pull my hands and feet free.  I feel like collapsing, but I have not even reached the halfway mark of this four hundred fifty foot dune.  Will I ever reach the top? Continue reading “Climbing Up a 450ft Sand Dune”

A Struggle to Find Joy | My Testimony

Why do I feel sad?  Why do I hurt?  Where is this dissatisfaction with life burning in my soul coming from? Continue reading “A Struggle to Find Joy | My Testimony”

Why I’ve Decided Not to See Beauty and the Beast 2017 | Movie Review

Ever since Disney announced the live action movie of Beauty and the Beast was in the making, I’ve been greatly anticipating its release on March 17, 2017.

I’ve always cherished this fairy tale because Belle and the prince fall in love over time instead of in one night and Belle is an honorable role model that girls can look up to.  Beauty and the Beast is a wholesome story line and I’ve grown up loving the story.

In this way, it was hard for me to decide not to watch this new remake.  However there are three important reasons why I won’t be watching it.

Continue reading “Why I’ve Decided Not to See Beauty and the Beast 2017 | Movie Review”

The Surest and Easiest Way to Sainthood

The first day of this new year was one of the best days of my life because it was the beginning of a new life.  For 33 days I had been preparing for this day and finally it was here.  After Mass as I knelt before the tabernacle and poured out the words to the prayer… Continue reading “The Surest and Easiest Way to Sainthood”

What to Do When Someone Takes God’s Name in Vain | Apologetic Tidbit #2

“I just met this wonderful person and have begun to develop a great friendship with him.  However, I’ve begin to notice how often he takes God’s name in vain.  It pains me whenever I hear it.  What should I do?”

Continue reading “What to Do When Someone Takes God’s Name in Vain | Apologetic Tidbit #2”

What to Do Before Your Time Burns Up

“Time.  Time.  Never enough time.”  That is always my excuse.  “Always too busy and never enough time.”

Why?  Why are there never enough hours in the day for me? Continue reading “What to Do Before Your Time Burns Up”

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