I was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. As a child, my faith slowly grew in importance throughout the years and was nurtured by my parents and mentors around me. After graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, I spent time working as a full-time Catholic missionary with my husband, Matt. After a few exciting cross-country moves, we returned to Colorado. Our family loves to spend time encountering God’s creation through hiking, backpacking and skiing. We love spending our days seeking truth, beauty and goodness in the world around us and coming to know God through our day to day lives. I currently work for the Children’s Hospital in Behavioral Health, while pursuing a master’s in social work from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). I love discussing and learning about the beautiful teachings of the church and have a special passion for young women, married couples and Natural Family Planning. I love sharing these passions (and more) with you on this platform!

 

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Finding Joy in Unexpected Seasons . . . And a Saint Story!

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When my husband and I first got married there was surely an abundance of joy. Being married felt like the most exciting adventure that we could have embarked on and we were ready to jump straight in. We were immediately thrust into a time of transition that was marked by new jobs, a cross country move, and entering into life as full-time missionaries. It was a lot, but it was exciting. 

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Stepping Stones to the Confessional

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Last week’s blog was about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Specifically, how it changes us, sets us free and thus changes the world and influences our neighbors and families. Making the journey to the confessional, to seek Jesus in this beautiful and intimate sacrament is often scary and can be a bit intimidating. Today, I’m going to share some resources and ideas for helping to prepare our hearts, minds and souls to jump back into Confession. 

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Learning to Forgive through the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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Growing up, I believed that going to confession was one of the scariest things that I could do. I was incredibly nervous because confession is uncomfortable. We have to dig deep, reflect, sit in silence and be sincerely sorry for the things we have done that hurt another. As humans, those things seem hard, scary and many of us would much rather avoid them. 

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