My New Life in Carmel – A Call to Holiness- Final Installment

Years before finding Carmel, my Christian witness was rather lukewarm, with one foot solidly in the world and the other not so firmly planted in the Kingdom of God. I was heavily self-dependent, carrying the weight of some unresolved issues around sin, while being overly judgmental of others, full of advice and self-righteous. The duality […]

My Calling as a Lay Carmelite – Part 2

With a growing interest in the Carmelite saints and traditions, I learned there were groups of Lay Carmelites in the Atlanta area, where I was working in the fall of 2015. I found online the name of a representative of the Holy Family Lay Carmelite Community, associated with Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta, GA. […]

Sunday Reflection: My Calling as a Lay Carmelite – Part One

This is a story I have not shared before now, but I wanted you to know the importance of my spiritual journey to Carmel. I believe we are each called as believers to seek a deeper, more profound walk with Jesus, to better understand His will, purpose and direction for our lives, ultimately pursing life […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit Emboldens Us!

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts […]

Must I Be Born Again? What Does That Mean?

“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3). Recently, I heard a radio preacher reference a date in 1955 when he was “saved”, meaning the day he said he accepted Christ as his personal savior. This is common, where evangelical Protestant […]