So… I’m writing a book?

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to finish a book I had the idea for at the end of December. It was a Catholic young woman’s daily devotional, using scripture, song lyrics, and quotes, and then having a reflection for each one.

I’m really excited about it, and I’d like to ask for your help! If you would like to write a reflection, please comment on this post and I’ll get in contact with you!

Saint of the Year: 2014

A friend of mine posted about using this websiteΒ to find a patron saint for the new year. I thought that it sounded like a lovely devotion, and I never deny help from God’s friends upstairs.

The saint I was given was St. Nicholas, which made me excited. I know his feast day and that he punched a hereticΒ (thanks Catholic Memes!), but that’s really it, so I’m super excited to get to know him better this year and for his intercession in my life.

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What I learned in 2013

Not all friendships last forever. Sometimes, things need to end, so you can be reminded that the only thing that lasts is God.

It’s okay if friendships end.Β You know that silly, cliche quote: “If one door closes, another one opens?” Sometimes, that’s really true, and sometimes, you realize that door wasn’t so wonderful from the outside as it was from the inside.

Don’t settle for “good enough”. Always strive for better. Are you happy with your group of friends? Make new ones. Are you happy with that B in your lit class? Aim for that B+. Going to mass on Sundays and doing fine? Add confession, daily prayer, adoration and/or daily mass into the mix.

There are things that you have no control over.Β That’s okay, too. Sometimes, you can physically do nothing, but don’t lose hope.

Never underestimate the power of prayer. God loves His children, and He hears their cries and their petitions. He will comfort them.

This year was full of lessons, and I am excited to find out what God has in store for me in 2014!