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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I 100% totally know what you're talking about here. It's basically how I grew up--though Lutheran, not Catholic. And honestly, I think that while it may be MORE a Catholic thing than a Protestant thing, I do think it is a big Protestant thing as well. I tend to thing that more Protestant churches say the right thing and give you a few more opportunities to connect directly with God and your faith, it's still incredibly easy to get lost, blend in, or just go through the motions. I go to a very large Lutheran-but-pretending-we're-a-community-church church, and there are so many opportunities for Bible studies, community outreach events, and generally good preaching, but I managed to go there for almost 16 years before I got involved in something. It was easy to blend in and just let Sunday be "the thing". But anyway...my original point is that I grew up pretty much like that (although I did go to Christian school so I had a daily reminder regardless), but it took until I went to the NDCF at college that I finally started to understand the concept of a "personal relationship" with God and the importance of it, and how your faith should really envelop your entire life. I still suck at it all these many years later because life is busy and it's hard to slow down without, well, falling asleep, but when I realized the difference between my college experience and the prior 18+ years of church experience, it was shocking and a little scary that this big message was so easy to miss.

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