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Heart Journey

Today's Readings “Crucify him! Crucify him!” When I was young, I attended Catholic grade school in Chicago. For the most part, I really...

Holy Week and Our Vocations

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on discerning our vocation as we enter into the Triduum and the Easter season.

Like a Butterfly, part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday's piece from Rachel. In my mom’s words to me about a year before her passing (as quoted in...

Like a Butterfly, part 1

Today is part one of a two-piece series. Look for part two tomorrow. This January marked eight years since my mom passed away. I think...

Enter into the Mystery

Today's Readings I got my love of reading from my mom. Growing up each night before bed, we would read together. Usually for about 30...

Trust in God's Will

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the importance of trusting in God with today's reading from Daniel. She encourages us to return to...

Seek the Joy in the Desert

Today's Readings Our world feels broken. The brokenness across the globe - the weight of the pandemic, of increasing prices, war across...

Being Present Like Our God

Today's Readings The Prophet Isaiah reminds us that God is always with us. Jessica reflects on this and considers how we should be as...

Giving Up Manna

Today's Readings I wonder what manna tastes like. Did it start off as deeply satisfying, as if nothing could ever taste as good? How...

Our Relationship with God

Today's Readings In this third week of Lent, Jessica challenges us to reflect on what is keeping us from God so that we can spend more...

In Ash and Flame

Today's Readings I have vivid memories of hearing the story of Moses and the burning bush as a child. I always pictured this green bush...

On Kindness

Today's Readings In this second week of Lent, Jessica reflects on the power of our words and reminds us to strive for kindness.

Desert Days

Today's Readings I can still picture them in the front row of the second-floor theater - the simple blackbox space of the local community...

Where Are the Beams

Today's Readings Jesus often strikes me as someone with a flair for the dramatics. I always enjoy the way Jesus uses extravagant...

Flip

We were greeters at our own wedding. When I first talked about it with my parents, they weren’t thrilled. The bride and groom don’t...

Finding God on the Cobblestones

Today’s Readings Palm Sunday is particularly dear to my heart. Years ago, I participated in the Tenth Forum for Youth sponsored by the...

Our Faith Unbinding

Today's Readings As we draw near to the end of Lent, my hope and prayer is that you have felt the peaceful loving arms of Jesus over...