At one point in my life I knew enough about the Bible and the Church to earn my MA degree in Biblical Theology, but these days much of that knowledge has taken a backseat to baby dolls, Curious George, and folding laundry (so.much.laundry. Seriously, go hug your mom right now).

Of course I wouldn’t have it any other way. (except maybe less laundry)

This blog used to be called “Young And Catholic,” but, wouldn’t you know it, I am getting old. So, I bought the closest domain available to my name, and here we are.

Here I write about how I am seeking to live out my faith and follow God’s will in daily life, and hopefully in doing so I can encourage others to do the same. 

Oh, the tagline?

Yes, it is based off of that old quote attributed (most likely falsely) to Saint Francis: “Preach the Gospel at all times, use words when necessary.”  And yes, it is a little cheesy. That’s probably why I like it.

It seemed to fit for a number of reasons:

  1. Even though people often use the quote to get out of saying the hard things, I do agree with the spirit of it. Our whole lives should give witness to Christ. We can’t always be preaching in the classic sense of the word, but we can, and should, always be preaching by the way we live our lives.
  2. Who of us hasn’t used some version of this quote to try to weasel out of saying the hard things? It’s a bad excuse, but sometimes I’m a person who makes bad excuses for not living up to my calling as a Christian. Own it, and work on being better.
  3. Words are necessary. And sometimes, as a mom of little people, I don’t always feel I have the proper outlet for my necessary words. So, this blog will [continue to be] be a place for those.
  4. Finally, as anyone who has ever met me can attest, I’m a pretty quiet person. I tend to only speak up when I feel necessary. In that way, I think the tagline in its most literal sense is pretty, “me.” 🙂

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