• faith,  life,  the Gospel

    The Beauty of Suffering

    “Life sucks and then you die.” That’s what my eccentric eighth grade science teacher used to say whenever one of us would complain about tests or homework. Although that statement is definitely harsh, sometimes it can feel true (just keeping it real). I have a friend who’s in the fight of his life against a nasty cancer. I know people who have lost their parents and siblings. There are people struggling from hunger and homelessness. This isn’t shocking. This is life. And while there are many blessings in this life, there are also many hardships. Why? Why does God allow this suffering? I’m pretty sure we have all asked this…

  • faith,  inspiration,  life

    How to Get Your Life Together

    I was having one of those nights a few weeks ago that I’m sure you can relate to. My¬†homework was strewn all over the floor, my nails were chewed up, and all I could think about was all of the things I needed to get done. And of course, all of the things that I wasn’t doing right.¬†In the midst of studying for my logic exam and dealing with a chronic illness flair up, all I could say to myself was one thing: I really need to get my life together. I bet you a dollar to a donut that you know exactly how I feel. I hear people say…