I’m going to be a saint. No really, I am. As soon as I learned about saints, I knew I wanted to be one. I felt deep down in my heart that this was what God was calling me for and it was the only thing that would bring me real peace.
I doubt I’ll ever be a canonized saint. Too much internet documentation of my pre-Catholic days for that, I think. But that’s okay. That doesn’t make you more of a saint. I want to die and go to Heaven and hear Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
I strive for sainthood in my everyday life by always learning and growing. I read self-help books all the time. Then I take my favorite points and share them all with you. I share things like my favorite way of batching foods and how we get our kids to do chores around the house. I think we should all be in this sainthood thing together.
Follow my work and I promise that I’ll constantly lead you to Christ and teach you how to become a saint yourself. It’s my life’s mission and I love carrying it out!
I’m a Catholic Convert
I gave my heart to Jesus, as the Protestants say, for the first time when I was 8 years old. It didn’t take. I spent the next 15 years in the world finding academic and career success on the outside but emptiness on the inside. I had a huge conversion experience when I was 23 coming to the Evangelical Protestant church. It was like coming home to a family. I thought I would be with my Protestant family forever.
But God had other plans for my life. I fell in love with a Catholic man. Not just any Catholic man, but a super conservative adult convert who was extremely dedicated and serious about his faith. There was no budging this man. And I thank God for putting in my heart to marry this wonderful guy because he is the one who led me to the truth.
I converted to Catholicism on April 21, 2010. But where I expected to find my new faith family, instead I found a community that lacked passion, theological knowledge and was missing the great joy of Jesus! It took me another two years to realize you don’t have to be a boring, lukewarm Catholic. That the Catholic faith is deep and rich and full of joy, most people were just never taught that. I finally realized it’s just the Catholic culture in America today that is so empty, not the teachings of the Church. But realizing this gave me great hope!
I believe that if the 77 million Catholics in America were to truly understand and embrace their Catholic faith, we could change the world. I feel like the tide is rising and the New Evangelization movement in the U.S. is about to shake-up Catholicism in a very major way! I want to spend my life speaking about the great joy that my Catholic faith gives me in the hopes that other Catholics don’t go through the same passionless desert that I found after converting. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Let’s Dare to be Catholic. Let’s change the world.