Game of Drones

As someone who struggles to put the iPhone down I have come to a realization that there are times when it is necessary to unplug from the device….and the noise. We live in a world full of noise. From the constant ‘ping’ and updates on our iPhones to the noise of the 12 TV’s that […]

3 Solutions to F.O.M.O.

Last summer was the first time I heard the term, FOMO, aka Fear Of Missing Out. Fear of missing out can take on many different forms. I remember one time I missed a young adult event in Philadelphia because I was gallivanting in New York City with my sister and cousin. It’s nights like those […]

3 Solutions to F.O.M.O.

Last summer was the first time I heard the term, FOMO, aka Fear Of Missing Out. Fear of missing out can take on many different forms. I remember one time I missed a young adult event in Philadelphia because I was gallivanting in New York City with my sister and cousin. It’s nights like those […]

Home.

I often tell people in the beginning of my talks that, I come from a land far far away. After a long pause, the words Tulsa, Oklahoma always come forth from my lips. The teens usually look surprised after that point. A year and nine months ago, I embarked on an incredible journey when I decided to […]

The Dating Dilemma

What is the right mindset to have when seeking our future spouse? As a young woman in my 20’s navigating the dating scene, here is some of the best advice I’ve received from my mentors. First, we always want to have Jesus as our Rock. We never want to enter into dating thinking that a […]

Made for Greatness

If God is putting it on your heart to serve him as a speaker, do not let fear keep you from responding to his call! A priest named Fr. Rob Galea, who was recently on the X-Factor in Australia, is famous for his motto, “Do it scared.”   I relate to him because it’s not […]

Ultimate Love Story

Saint Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching! This week I was speaking at an all girls Catholic High School in Center City Philadelphia. During the talk, I let the phrase “ I am single,” slip out of my mouth. One curious and brave girl shot her hand up in the air. She wanted to know if […]

New Year, New You

The 25th of December marks the beginning of the twelve days of Christmas. As Christians, the party has just begun! However, the secular world moves swiftly from one holiday to the next as fast as the speed of light! The next big holiday or celebration is the New Year. While this is all great, let us […]

Love is Our Mission

“What are you going to do?” asked the joyful Pope Francis during his opening homily at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. After a much anticipated arrival, the vicar of Christ finally made his way into the city of brotherly love. Although Pope Francis’ visit was somewhat brief, the impression that he […]

Finding Beauty in Brokenness

As a previous student at the Art Institute of Portland in Oregon, I was completely awestruck by my recent first visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art! When I saw the abstract painting Bohemia Lies by the Sea by Kiefer Anselm, I was truly moved to reflect on my journey in the spiritual life thus […]