A secret Master of the Ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends “You have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” –C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves If [...]
Author Archive: Mariella Hunt
Mariella Hunt is an aspiring author and avid blogger. When she was baptized at age eleven, her life became rich with adventure and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is her Prince Charming and the Catholic Church her home.
She can often be found sipping coffee, or with her nose in a book. Other fond pastimes are daydreaming and blogging at her website. She hopes for publication soon.
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it is very difficult to find anyone.” —J. R. R. Tolkien People are scared of having adventures. This is true, even for the people whose hearts want to explore. Something’s holding them back–the what if?questions, fear that we will return changed–if [...]
Despite all the fireworks and happy status updates, we’re all aware that a new year brings new problems. There’s going to be a lot of challenges and tears. No year is easier than the last, especially when you’re a teenager and not quite sure of your place in the world. Many of us are anxious [...]
Sometimes we all need encouraging to step out for what’s right, and that’s perfectly okay, but sometimes we don’t get the encouragement from our peers. It’s something that needs to be addressed: The fear of speaking up. We’re supposed to be loud, but we’re scared to be. It’s terribly ironic that with social media and [...]
These are notes from my prayer journal that I wrote on 8/22/12. I was struggling with the feeling that I haven’t achieved enough in life. I think we all go through that phase–it’s an on-and-off thing. I felt like they needed to be shared. It isn’t worth losing yourself and wringing out your soul for the sake of worldly praise. Sometimes, though, it’s very tempting to think so.