Day 027: What to do When You Don’t Know What to Do
I had no idea what Live, Not Ordinary meant last year when I got in my car and drove across America. I just knew our country was a mess and there was way too much division, negativity, and hate going on in the world. I knew from personal experience how easy it is to complain…Read More
Day 026: What Relationships Do You Treasure?
From the beginning, were created for relationship. The Lord let Adam see the variety of beasts He created before giving Eve to Adam in part so Adam could realize the treasure woman is to him. The Lord said, “For it is not good for man to be alone.” Cutting people off from one another is…Read More
Day 024: If You Want to See Good in the World, Read Stories Inspired by the Author of Good
Long before the written word, stories existed. Information was passed down from parent to child across countless generations in entertaining and thought provoking ways. Tales were told of good and evil, survival and heartbreak, winning and losing. They might include information about what kind of plant cured an illness, where the best hunting spots were…Read More
Day 023: Moving On When the Answer is “No”
Sometimes we pray and pray and pray about something and still don’t get it. We want something good. We desire something we know is in God’s plan for His people. We see other people doing less to “earn” that goodness, but the answer we get is still a big fat, “No.” This comes in any…Read More
Day 020: The Ordinary Approach to Mass
The title to this post, “The Ordinary Approach to Mass” is misleading. We don’t need sophisticated data to tell us it is no longer ordinary to go to Mass. Personal experience, even with loved ones raised in the Church, clearly show loss of the practice of our faith. Even those who claim to believe in…Read More
Day 017: Your Morning Snooze or Move Button
What you do in the first hour of the day sets the tone for how you approach the rest of your day. If you roll over and hit snooze, your subconscious self tells the rest of your self something about the day and your ability to handle it too. If you let this happen too…Read More
Day 016: Begin Your Day with Prayer
It’s funny, or maybe sad, that after realizing that the best way to Live, Not Ordinary is to strive for Sainthood, I changed some of the easiest, simplest, and best things I’ve done for years. These are things I know bring me closer to God, to Peace, and to being the confident, capable woman God…Read More
Day 015: It Won’t Be Easy!
Has it ever seemed like real trouble sets in only after you decide to do something good and worthy? That can be the reality for many. It has certainly been true for me the last few days. Think about what’s happening in those moments when you transition from drifting to commitment. You can float around…Read More