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Renewing Hope

Today's Readings For the first Wednesday in Advent, Jessica reflects on the hope found in this reading for the first century Christians...

More on Gratitude

Today's Readings Continuing to reflect on gratitude, Jessica reminds us to praise God in our small moments as well as our big moments.

Living Gratitude

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reminds us of the importance of prayers of gratitude to God, especially followed by actions of...

My Abundant Blessings

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on the importance of water in our lives and all of its abundant blessings.

All Souls Day

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on today's Wisdom reading in light of All Souls Day.

On Being Loving (to ourselves too)

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on this Letter's mandate as to how we are to treat each other, and ourselves.

Jesus' Crowded Table + the Pharisee in Me

Today's Readings It’s no secret that Jesus was a friend of the outcast. His life was about radical commitment to people most in need--the...

Sacrifices in Vocation

Today's Readings Reflecting on Paul's Letter to the Ephesians and the Martyrdom of Sts. John and Isaac, Jessica asks God to strengthen us...

The Fruits of the Spirit

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the Fruits of the Spirit, particularly our need for Gentleness.

The Importance of Saying, "Thank You"

Today's Readings I remember as a child, there were certain things my parents taught my siblings and I from a young age. The importance of...

Thank You for Being a Friend

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on the importance of friendship, especially those friends who can lovingly tell us when we...

Why do we suffer?

Today's Readings Jessica reflects suffering in light of the Book of Job.

Though Many, One

Today's Readings Jessica discusses our call to uniting the Body of Christ.

What Does Deuteronomy say about Creation?

Land, law, and love - these are the three main themes in the Book of Deuteronomy - getting to the land, the law to stay in the land, and...

Honesty for the Poor

Today's Readings Throughout high school and college, my friends and I often repeated movie quotes to each other. As I read through...

Just Breathe

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us of the importance of taking a step back when our patience is tested.

Kinship with the Earth

A few months ago, as Chicago’s short-lived spring began to give way to the sunshiny freedom of summertime, I had the opportunity to write...

Staying in the Present

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us to stay in the present as we answer our call from God.

Patience is a Virtue

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us the importance of being patient with ourselves as we walk with God.