I should begin by saying that, in my life, I have been incredibly blessed. God gave me wonderful parents who raised me in the Catholic faith. I’ve attended Sunday mass with my family for as long as I can remember. They sent me to Catholic schools and were amazing role models of what it means to live a life for God.
When I went to college, I began going to mass less and less. Not necessarily because I didn’t want to, but because I had gotten so busy and didn’t make time for God. My faith had never been completely my responsibility until that point in my life. Prior to that, I’d always had my parents and teachers guiding me; I had the sacraments offered to me at school and had classes concerning the Catholic faith on a daily basis. Once I got to college, however, it was my responsibility to continue learning about and practicing my faith.
Also around that time, I had an injury that prevented me from running college cross- country, which for me felt like my life was over. I placed so much of my identity in my ability to do well in that sport, and when I wasn’t able to run it felt like I didn’t know who I was. I had planned this future for myself- dream school, college running career, a chosen major. Continue reading
This is a great watch. It’s a little long but very much worth it…
Back about the year 2000, I had gotten into witch craft. I used nothing but the white for love spells. Over the years I delve deeper into it calling upon what we call a high priestess to do my dirty work. I kept saying I was going to get out of it and go back to church. Continue reading
Forever God is Faithful
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
-1 Corinthians 10:13
At a very young age, I was very fortunate to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. However, being the “Christian Girl” was added to the long list of labels I received in my small, ND high school. No matter what I did to try to fit in, I never seemed to be good enough. Continue reading
Playing to Please Others
Sports have played a significant role in my life for as long as I can remember. My parents introduced me, starting at a young age, to nearly every sport out there. I tried a lot of them, liked a few of them, and loved one of them. My passion was volleyball. I began playing competitively in the fourth grade, and continued throughout my high school years. It wasn’t until my senior year that the thought of college volleyball ever crossed my mind. However, I wasn’t sure if that was what I really wanted. I loved the sport, but I had a lot of doubts and uncertainty of whether or not I wanted to pursue my volleyball career at the next level. Yet, despite these emotions, I decided to give it a try. Continue reading