Is Complacency Masquerading as Productivity?

“When you waste time, you disdain God’s gift – the present – which He, in His infinite goodness, relinquishes to your love and to your generosity.” – St. Padre Pio Have you ever spent consecutive weeks jumping from party to party, movie after movie, or going out every night – only to come home feeling oddly…

The Fruits of Singlehood

There’s a lot of emphasis on vocation as either ‘married life’ or ‘religious/consecrated life’, or an emphasis on vocation as being something off into the future — which it is. But our vocation is also active here and now, and the one vocation that all people are required to go through first is singlehood.  We tend to…

Making Peace with the Ordinary Grind of Everyday Life

Sometimes we can grow frustrated with life, wishing we were somewhere else but feeling stuck in the same unglamorous grind of everyday life. Like plot points in a movie, we wish every moment could be jam-packed with excitement, that we could fast-forward and skip over the mundane, ordinary details of day-to-day living — things that seem so…

Vocation: To Fall in Love

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs  “We have to believe in God’s love. Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” – Pope Benedict XVI THE SEARCH FOR PURPOSE … There’s a lot of rhetoric going on…

To Live for Something Greater

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs  A few weeks ago I opened a book and was hit by this phrase: “You have been created to live for something greater than yourself, and it is only through the complete giving of yourself that you will find yourself.”  It stuck with me. I closed the book. Turned on…

Living in Abundance (Part 4): LIFE DIRECTION

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs This is probably drilled in your head by now since I’ve repeated it over the past few weeks, but here it goes again: The difference  between living in ‘abundance’ or ‘lack’ depends on perspective. The same thing applies to the direction of our lives. Why care? Because life never stops…

VOCATION: Stepping into the Fullness of Who You ARE

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs There is a lot of talk about “vocation“, especially in relation to God’s plan for us. It can be confusing, but put simply, vocation isn’t just a ‘career choice’ or ‘relationship status’ (whether you’re married, single, or going into religious life); it’s being who you REALLY ARE and who you were…

PURPOSE: Who Am I & Why Am I Here?

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routines of life. But somehow, beneath dragging our butts off to work, attending school, and tackling relationships, we lose sight of a question that often gets overshadowed by these distractions: Who am I and why am here? We search for our purpose….