30 Days of Gratitude – Day 24

Today I am supposed to talk about the best gift I have ever received. I can think of many amazing gifts friends, family and my husband have given me. The one gift I want to share, and is by far the best gift I have ever received. I am scared of offending others by talking …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 6

Today’s gratitude is about blessings in disguise! When we come against a difficult situation and the ship we were trying to steer in one direction forces us to go in another direction, it can feel like the universe is working against us. I had my heart truly broken two times in my life. We are …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 2

For day two, my gratitude is for something I find comfort in… My faith. And no, it isn’t George Michael’s song nor famed album “Faith” which I am talking about, but my Catholic faith, my faith in God, my belief in a higher power is what gives me tremendous comfort during tumultuous stressful times, sorrow, …

Lent, Before the Filet-O-Fish

I became a Catholic in 2010 and before I crossed the Tiber River, I was well aware of “Fish Friday” during Lent and how it was specific to the Catholics. I had heard how McDonald’s introduced the Filet-O-Fish to allow Catholics to abstain from meat and still indulge in some salty fast food goodness. What …

Access Denied – Hypocrisy in a faith based in love

We live in an age, where religion is often looked upon as a negative, and there are plenty of supportive reasons to view religions in this light.  After all, religion is often the said cause for war.  Some religions including Christianity allow for bigotry, punishment, exclusion, bullying and the list goes on. Christianity is supposed …