The Pilgrim Log

Weekly Inspiration to Live Your Daily Pilgrimage

Joy Doesn’t Sell

ARTICLE – Jesus is the ultimate paradox, who baffles our limited minds and invites us to accept what we cannot fully comprehend: He is God become man. He is the master who invites us to be his friend. He is the crucified man who lives. Jesus’ sorrowful heart rejoices.

Everyday Prophecy

ARTICLE – Christians are given a special gift of prophecy through Baptism, allowing them to act on Holy Spirit promptings to help build up the Church, one soul to another. In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour shares two experiences that challenged her to respond to her baptismal anointing to help build up the Church.

Breakfast, The Sacraments, And An Easter Season Lesson

ARTICLE – We believe in the resurrection of the body. Thus, our bodies are not simply vehicles to store our souls, but in themselves have value. In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Daniel Quintero reflects on John 21:12, and shares an important lesson for this Easter Season and beyond.

How to Avoid the Trap of Unforgiveness

ARTICLE – Because of our fallen nature, it is so easy for us to fall into the trap of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, and stubbornness that cause us to be negative people, and this negatively affects all of our relationships. Deacon Tom Fox, Co-Founder, and Co-Director of Pilgrim Center of Hope encourages us to walk daily with God, and pray from the bottom of our hearts, “Jesus I trust in you!”

Finding Joy in the Suffering

ARTICLE – Can there be pure joy in the midst of the suffering? Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Speaker Team member and 2022 Catholic Women’s Conference Emcee, Mandi-bre Watson, tackles this question by sharing the words of Nehemiah (8:10), one of her favorite scriptures, as well as recounting some Holy Week experiences that brought her joy.

Keeping Faith Like St. Peter

ARTICLE – Have you stumbled during this Lenten season? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour shares an example of when St. Peter stumbled and encourages us to find faith and hope in his words.

Safe, Protected, and Happy

ARTICLE – Trusting in the Lord can be difficult, for it requires us at times to abandon the path we are on, to face ridicule, to feel alone from the world. In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Daniel Quintero reflects on responding to God’s call, and following Him leads to true peace and joy.

The Unconditional Love of the Father

ARTICLE – Are you looking for love that is unconditional? Deacon Tom Fox, Co-Founder, and Co-Director of Pilgrim Center of Hope delves into the Parable of the Lost Son found in the Gospel of Luke (15:11-32) and shares how we can experience God’s love and forgiveness.

What Mary & the Annunciation Teach Us Today

The Blessed Mother’s spoken words in Scripture are few, recorded 3 times in the Gospels. How can these words of Mary at the Annunciation inform us and inspire us as part of our Lenten practices? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Pilgrim Center of Hope Speaker Team Member, Debra Garza offers some great insight into this question.

It’s About Time

ARTICLE – Is time a divine creation or a human idea? Measuring time is a worthy invention, but let us consider the question of authority; who is serving whom? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour delves into this topic and proposes a solution to the tension that arises when your responsibilities start to pull you in multiple directions.