Facing Trials: 7 Ways to handle them

Trials are a vital and inevitable part of a Christian’s journey. However, different Christians respond to trials differently, which leaves us with the question: “how should I respond to trials?”. There are a lot of bible verses that give instructions on how to face trials and what to benefit from them. Romans 5:3-5 tells usContinue reading “Facing Trials: 7 Ways to handle them”

Make the Best of Lent: 12 Things to Give Up + Take Up

The purpose of Lent is to live out a sober time to prepare for our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It is a season of penance and renewal.  Make the best of Lent: choose one thing to detach or fast from in the first list. In the second list, choose one thing to attach to.  ChooseContinue reading “Make the Best of Lent: 12 Things to Give Up + Take Up”

Baptism : 7 Facts Every Christian Should Know

The Catholic Church defines baptism as a sacrament that cleanses us from original sin, makes us Christians, Children of God, and members of the church. Being the first out of the three sacraments of initiation, baptism opens the door for the reception of other sacraments and is a requirement for fully becoming part of theContinue reading “Baptism : 7 Facts Every Christian Should Know”

Forgiveness: 9 Practical Tips To Make It Easier

Indeed, it can be very challenging to forgive someone. More so, when the wrong done is a very grievous and painful one. A lot of people have even made decisions never to forgive certain persons in their lives on account of one offense or the other. As a result, the weight of these grudges andContinue reading “Forgiveness: 9 Practical Tips To Make It Easier”

The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul: 7 Lessons from His Life & Ministry

As we mark the feast day of the conversion  of St. Paul on January 25, we take a look at the life of this great apostle of God. Although he was not among the ten originally called by Jesus Christ, the influence of St. Paul on the early church and the present-day church cannot beContinue reading “The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul: 7 Lessons from His Life & Ministry”

8 Important Questions in Life

Who Am I?  Knowledge of who you are is important to give your life meaning. To guide you into good decisions and to define your true self worth.  We are creatures elevated above all others because we are made in the image of God. In addition, we become children of God through baptism because itContinue reading “8 Important Questions in Life”

Choosing Your Spouse: 12 Principles & Practical Tips

Prayer Begin your search with prayer. Ask God to choose for you. Let your life be guided by God. This calls for an open heart and an open mind to God ‘s plans for you. Also, Pray for your future spouse. Ask God to lead that spouse to you. Ask him to help your heartContinue reading “Choosing Your Spouse: 12 Principles & Practical Tips”

Behold, Your Mother!: Enter 2022 Praising God for these 7 Aspects of Mary’s Maternity

January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. To celebrate this feast, let us contemplate some of the ways that Mary serves us as mother. You will notice that everything that Mary is, she is because of Christ.  Mother of Christ Mary is the only one who got to share flesh and bloodContinue reading “Behold, Your Mother!: Enter 2022 Praising God for these 7 Aspects of Mary’s Maternity”

How to be Enough: 9 Simple Principles for Your New Year Resolution

1. Avoid False Positivity Avoid affirmations which you know – deep down – are untrue. Avoid putting out false images on social media. Acknowledge your difficulties but do not dwell on them. Avoid lying to others to make them feel better. Underscore their good sides instead. Affirm the good you are able to be todayContinue reading “How to be Enough: 9 Simple Principles for Your New Year Resolution”

What Baby Jesus Wants for Christmas: 7 Simple Things

1. Restore Christmas   Make your Christmas about Christ himself, the King of Kings.  Put a nativity scene in a prominent place in your home. Meditate briefly in front of it – even for a few moments – daily. Say Merry Christmas as often as possible (You may add, happy holidays too). Gift Christmas cardsContinue reading “What Baby Jesus Wants for Christmas: 7 Simple Things”