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So a Baptist Went to Confession…

Well, technically I haven’t been a Baptist since April, but twenty-six years of Baptist thinking is a tough habit to break. With all of that Baptist thinking, one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp about Catholicism was confession.

After all, I don’t need a middleman to talk to God. Growing up, I was so adamant about not needing a middleman that for a while there I wasn’t even too keen about Jesus. (Don’t worry, I got that particular blasphemy cleared up before middle school.)

So, with a background like that, how on earth did I ever end up kneeling in a confessional booth? (more…)

The Right Time for Me…Why I’m Glad I Found Love Later

Lately I’ve been seeing articles about why people shouldn’t be afraid to marry young. The whole premise makes me laugh, because who on earth is afraid of marrying young? I don’t know about you, but I was never afraid of finding someone I wanted to spend the rest of my life with before I could legally order a margarita. Quite the opposite, actually. I was afraid of not finding someone to marry while I was young, or to be more accurate, ever.


How My View On Advent Changed…In Five Days

On Sunday I published a post in which I struggled with the concept of a Catholic Advent. Funnily enough, even though I only wrote it last Wednesday, by the time I published that post it was already outdated. We had planned on going to the Saturday evening service this weekend, but thanks to several days of rain we ended up at our usual Sunday morning service instead. I’m so glad we did because our favorite, down-to-earth priest delivered the perfect homily to help straighten me out on Advent.