Are we modern Jonah’s?

Do you find yourself running from things initially rather than facing them? If you do, you are not alone.

This is the word of The Lord that came to Jonah, son of Amittai: “Set our for the great city of Nineveh, and preach against it; their wickedness has come up before me. ” But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarsish away from The Lord. He went down to Joppa, found a ship going to Tarsish, paid the fare, and went aboard to journey with them to Tarsish, away from The Lord.” Jonah 1: 1-3

In our modern world we may not hear God’s voice, but we could be running from Him, when we run from making an important life decision, counseling a friend even when it’s hard or some other decision in life.

During this Lent take time to ponder what you are running from and face it head on next time. Do not face it alone though, ask our mother and the saints to help you!

Sometimes it it can be hard to take the narrow path, but taking the hard way now will only lead you to a better future in eternal life!

Remember how the story ended for Jonah and take comfort in knowing God understands our weaknesses and can even bring good out of our failures and shortcomings.

I will leave you with this quote from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

“It is not by sidestepping or fleeing from suffering that we are healed, but rather by our capacity for accepting it, maturing through it and finding meaning through union with Christ, who suffered with infinite love.”



Moms’ Night Out in theaters in 2 Months!

In two months Moms’ Night Out will open in theaters nationwide! I’m thrilled to tell you about this film not only because I am currently working on the promotion of the film for work or because I was a set production assistant on the set last summer, but also because this is a great family-friendly comedy that we all need to support in theaters on Mother’s Day weekend!

The directors of this film are Jon and Andy Erwin, the brother directing combo that first brought us October Baby. Jon and Andy started out as ESPN camera guys in Alabama, and have now entered the film making world with Moms’ Night Out being their second feature film.

They truly put their heart and soul in the making of this film, and I can’t wait for the world to see it!

Sarah Drew, the main actress in Moms’ Night Out, said this recently about the film:

I am so honored to be a part of Moms’ Night Out because the film looks into the heart of a mother and sees her for the warrior that she is. This film sees you and honors you. This film is a love letter to you, Mamas, pure and simple, and when you sit down and watch it, you will laugh and you will weep and something deep will release in you.

Bring your husbands. They need to see who you are, and what you do, and how hard and brilliant and beautiful and terrifying and important your job is. Come on! Flood the theaters opening weekend. It will be so good for your souls, I promise. Click here to read more.


Enjoy the trailer and share it with friends!