WELCOME! Here is my not-terribly-eloquent attempt to grow closer to God via... blogging. Unfortunately for you, I'm not sure what that means either. I guess we'll find out!

I'm 30 years old, married to an IT Guy and a stay-at-home-mom to two spectacularly gorgeous children. While we attend Mass on Sunday mornings, I spend the entirety of the Eucharistic Prayer focused on making sure the baby uses her crayons on the bulletin, not the pew

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02/09/2013

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Jesabes

I've been going through a similar thing lately - where for the longest time I've been down on myself because my faith wasn't "big enough" or I didn't put "enough" effort into it. But through the Bible study I'm doing right now I feel like God is yelling to me: Dude, you HAVE faith. Could it be deeper? Sure. But you have it! You're ahead of the curve! And, really, it's more developed than you think.

I've just been feeling so accepted and relieved. I don't have to be good enough. I already am.

Julie

I don't think I've ever thought of it this way, so thank you for showing me. It's so easy to get caught up in the doing, showing, improving parts of being a member of the church. But it's also easy to forget the just being and letting God love you the way He made you is key to faith. I appreciate the reminder to think about things from that perspective.

lindsay

This was wonderful. I've gotta be a three, because I get it, and I've gotten it for a while with respect to things you've been writing.

What I liked:
"To identify with a sinner instead of being comfortable in your Good Christian-ness."

Also the italicized paragraph, and the bit about performance. I feel ya.

I love that it was healing for you, the Urbana experience.

Carrie

I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go- what a powerful experience.

I can relate to having trouble believing God loves me for me. Grew up in a very legalistic church in a very high pressure family, and I still feel like such a failure in so many ways. Thanks for the reminder of His grace and love.

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