st. catherine qoute

(St. Catherine of Siena)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Look out world...I'm blogging!

I am officially joining the millions of ga-zillions of other people who share their thoughts online. I have been thinking about this for awhile, and am really excited to use this as another way to share my crazy jesus-loving, rosary-prayin', bible-reading love of God with other people.
In our world today, many young people, young adults, and older adults do not know why they go to church or what's the point of having a relationship with God. One of the most powerful ways to lead other people to Jesus is to tell them what Jesus has done in your life. Talk about your personal relationship with Jesus and what He means to you.
You absolutely DO NOT hit someone over the head with the Catechism of the Catholic Church or shout at them they are going to Hell if they are not attending weekly Sunday Mass. Religion...particularily our Catholic faith is all about a relationship witha person. Jesus Christ.

The motto for my life is that "I am going to do something that will lead others to Jesus Christ." For me, this blog is another small opportunity for me to keep living that out...
So you might be wondering (or maybe you aren't) "how did you come up with the title?" Well I once came across the most beautiful qoute by Mother Teresa of Calcutta when she wrote, "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." I love that image of being a little pencil in the hand of God; letting Him work through each of us to accomplish His will in our lives. A few summers ago I did an oil painting based on that qoute with my own twist..."Become a little brush in the hand of the Holy Spirit." Everything in our life, each stroke, is an opportunity for growth and maturity in the life of grace.

As I begin this new project, I ask in a special way for the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and St. Catherine of Siena; two amazingly, passionate women of God, whose words and lives continue to inspire and challenge my life towards holiness.

So stay tuned..........Buckle up folks, you are in for a ride!