Hi there, and praise God for who you are!
In a nutshell: I am a Catholic believing, husband adoring, healthy cooking, outdoor exploring, life-loving, organic supporting, God-fearing wife and mom.
I am a Catholic woman from the “Wild West”, and although you may not know me yet, you soon will! Who am I? A reflection of the will of God….well….at least an attempt at fulfilling His will! As I look back on the years gone by, I can see such mercy poured out upon me. I was baptized as an infant, but the faith was never handed on to me with love. By the time I was in high school, I was a self-proclaimed atheist, who hated the very idea of God. I rejected Him completely, and lived a life of “freedom” in which my chains were heavier and stronger than any I could have ever imagined. The Lord was so good to me, and He called me out of my darkness through a series of providential events and persons. In my early 20’s I came back into the Church, and I was on fire with the love of God. Good news is, I still am on fire! After a time of discernment, I entered a religious order, and lived as a Bride of Christ for 6 beautiful years. During my time as a Sister, I had time to study the marvels of God through theology, Sacred Scripture, as well as to study the liturgy at Mundelein Seminary, IL. As my temporary vows drew towards expiration, I discerned that the Lord was asking me to follow Him in a different way. After much prayer, silence and spiritual direction, I realized the beauty and dignity of the vocation He was placing on my heart: marriage.
And so, here I am today. God is continually blessing me, and His love is so real in every blessing, and in every sorrow. I pray that this blog, which is the fruit of my prayer, may lead you closer to the Church, and ultimately closer to Heaven! God bless you!
In the Heart of Christ,
Jessica (aka 1CatholicWife)