Category: Faith


Unanswered Prayer: A Gift From God

Prayer often finds us requesting favors from God – our wants, needs, and desires. As a good Father, however, God often denies our requested gifts. He knows what we need. With the virtues of Faith, Wisdom, and Fortitude we will find that Our Father God really does know best. Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best gift of all.

catholic life in our times

Catholic Life In Our Times

Catholic life in our times can be trying but, with our trust in the Lord, we will be triumphant through Him. As I reflected on the name of my blog, I realized the time had come. Designs by Birgit no longer represents my mission or my focus in life. Begun as a Mommy Blog, Designs by Birgit shared the usual...

parents, child

Are We Becoming Our Parents? Never Say Never

Never say never. That’s what they have always said. And how true it is – both in this world and regarding Eternal Life! If you are beyond a certain age and have children, you may already have experienced the phenomenon of becoming your parents. As a child, you resented their constraints and swore never to replicate that which had you straining at...

rosary, lent

Lent: Sometimes the Rosary is All You Need

By now, many of us are fully immersed in Lent and all the plans we have made to live it to the fullest. Some hardy souls have kept up with all or most of their prayers, sacrifices, and charitable acts. Others have fallen a bit, but continue to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and regain the momentum they seek...

games, fuel

Playing Games With Your Soul

We can probably all relate to the little games people play in their lives. It goes something like this: the van is running on fumes and I am well beyond tired and already bought groceries and shopped at the mall and attended t-ball practice and I just cannot bear to pull up to that pump. I play the ‘can we make it home and back to the pump’ game and most of the time I make it.

There are many similar ways that we sometimes (often) play games in life – at least this has been my experience much more often than it should. Many of us share those Scarlet O’Hara moments when we resolve to take care of x, y, z – just as long as it can wait until tomorrow. But is playing these waiting games a good idea when it comes to our souls?

god, father

Father Knows Best:
Not Earthly Happiness But Eternal Joy

We often theorize that in a perfect world, our heart’s dearest wishes would come true. In theory our lives would be complete and fulfilled. The groanings of our earthly vessels hold out for such secularly minded hopes and dreams, even as God our Father reminds us that it is not so. Father Knows Best With perfect wisdom and love, Our...

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