Girl on Fire: How I learned that being a “good Christian” means being truly yourself

Happy Epiphany! Happy New Year! I just got back from Nashville, where I was at the mind-blowing SEEK 2015 conference. There were 10, 000 college students in attendance, and I had the honor of giving the women’s keynote. It’s the story of how I used to think that there was only one right way to… [Continue Reading]

The power of an “I don’t know”

Allison Vesterfelt

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all had a prayerful and transformative Holy Week, and a wonderful Easter Sunday. He is risen! I want to begin the first week of Easter with a guest story by a new friend of mine who is absolutely ightful. For those of you who haven’t met her yet, her… [Continue Reading]

Non-Catholics, say hello!


One of my favorite comment threads in recent memory was the wonderful response I got to my post about attending the IF Gathering. Not only was the discussion great (seriously — check out those ), but I was tickled by the es and direct messages I got from non-Catholic friends saying, “I didn’t know other… [Continue Reading]

On proving God


There’s a huge movement that’s sweeping Austin right now called Explore God. If you live in central Texas, you know what I’m talking about. You pull out of your driveway and you see a sign in the yard across the street. You get on the highway and there’s a billboard. You drive past a church… [Continue Reading]