Category: Faith & Inspiration

Flipping the Script on Lent with Erin H. Moon

Flipping the Script on Lent with Erin H. Moon

Here we are, friends!  We are back in the season of Lent that it feels like we never really left from last year.  I mean, it’s hard to believe that all of this pandemic stuff started 11 months ago, just shortly after Ash Wednesday.  Nevertheless, […]

Lord, Let Me Listen Like Samuel

Lord, Let Me Listen Like Samuel

Hey there, blog readers! Turns out, I haven’t actually forgotten how to type or spell or write.  My digits still work, thank goodness, but writing has been super difficult for me lately.  My concentration game is down.  And, well, let’s just put this out in […]

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (Even 2020)

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (Even 2020)

How do you give thanks when the last thing you’re feeling is grateful? How do you respond to St. Paul’s invitation to “give thanks in all circumstances” when the whole year feels like a dumpster fire? When you really take the time to look through […]

A Litany for Self-Worth

A Litany for Self-Worth

Hey, you.  Yes, you – the one taking a breather or a break in your crazy busy day.  Also, you – the one mindlessly scrolling your phone because it’s a pandemic and we’re on month 32 of summer break and for the love what else […]

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

One of my goals here at A Welcome Grace is to provide a place where people feel validated and less alone. Yesterday, I had a long, heart-to-heart talk with a friend where we discussed many of the things I write about in this post. And […]

Singing Solo

Singing Solo

I’ve been involved in music ministry in one way or another since the 6th grade.  Roughly translated, that equals out to about 30 years of singing for Jesus.  As a soloist and music minister, I’ve been a chorister and a cantor in choirs of all […]

My Wish for You This Lent

My Wish for You This Lent

So, friends, are you ready for Lent?  Maybe that’s a silly question.  I mean, it is Ash Wednesday, after all.  But maybe you’re like me and Ash Wednesday kind of sneaked up on you.  I mean, sure you knew yesterday was Mardi Gras, but you […]

Real Presence

Real Presence

If you’ve hung around here for any amount of time, you’ll know that I don’t shy away from talking about faith.  In fact, over the years, it’s become one of my favorite things to write about!  And yes, I am a Catholic writer.  I like […]

When Kids Cry in Church

When Kids Cry in Church

Guess what, moms and dads — kids cry in church!  Shocking, isn’t it?  I know.  It’s even been confirmed by Pope Francis!  Who knew?  Yes, friend.  Children fuss and cry and flail around and poop their pants and spit up all over everything…IN CHURCH!!  Can […]

An Advent of Peace

An Advent of Peace

Never would I have believed it if someone had told me 10 years ago that a two-day, 638-mile road trip with my family of six could be peaceful.  Truly, that sounds horrible to me!  Yet, here I am with day two well underway.  Rain is […]