Author: Birgit J

voice crying out

Like a Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness

The old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?” Obviously, whether or not anyone sees a tree fall or hears it crash to the ground, there is an appreciable effect. The tree was standing and now it is not, resulting in a dramatic impact on the...

designs by birgit

Designs by Birgit In The Spotlight

It was my recent honor to be interviewed by Voices for Life blogger, Patricia Dowling. She sought to delve into another hat I wear on social media – proprietor of (pro-life) Designs by Birgit. There I create memes in an effort to win hearts for the unborn through information and  a soft touch. There are 650+ pro-life designs (and counting)...

Judas, betrayal

Homosexual Predators As Judas
Should We Leave the Church?

“Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of...

bloom where you are

Bloom Where You Are

  There are a couple of flower boxes on our back porch railing. If you have any cats, you know what that means; anything growing there must be pretty persistent or risk being crushed under the furry bellies of our lounging feline friends. This has lead to discouragement on our part. We simply don’t bother to plant there anymore. That’s...

praying the rosary

5 Ways of Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary is a revered and desirable devotion for Catholic Christians – from the laity all the way to the pope. However, those for whom it is not yet a developed habit, the task is often daunting. As with any worthy behavior, the practice of praying the Rosary daily is something we can easily develop over time. I have...

eucharistic adoration, holy hour

7 Stages of Eucharistic Adoration

Whether we call it Eucharistic Adoration or Holy Hour, the time we spend with the Eucharistic Lord in Adoration offers many graces. Often, however, it is difficult to discern a clear plan of action. We might wonder if we are to wait for inspiration, use some formal format of prayer, or simply sit and wait with Him. Since our parish...

pro-life memes

Free Pro-Life Memes
4 Ways They Inspire

Popular wisdom advises that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The shortened attention span brought on by our world of sound bites and snippets makes this seem self-evident. So, when I decided to leap into the digital world, it was natural to employ pro-life memes (posters) – to carry the message. Thus, Pro-Life Designs by Birgit was born! Pro-Life Meme Photo...

smells and bells, bread of life, jesus

The Smells and Bells of Mass
8 Ways Senses Matter When We Worship

Worldly Smells and Bells We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us a plethora of experiences with which to enjoy all of His creation. Our immediate surroundings provide much in the way of sensory pleasure – to the point that we often take them for granted. Similarly,...