Author: Katie Prejean McGrady

What God can do with immediacy

I take great comfort in the fact that the disciples Jesus chose to journey with Him throughout His earthly ministry were (to put it nicely) pretty dumb sometimes. I say that out of immense respect, of course. These weren’t high power, fancy guys with loads of money and community influence. They were fishermen. They spent the majority of their time casting nets, hoping for a big haul so they could pay the bills and feed their families. They had never written complex theological texts to be studied or given stirring, inspirational lectures at the synagogue, nor did they even... Read More

#Facesontheway NCCYM Scavenger Hunt

Are you headed to San Antonio this week for the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry’s conference?! Do you like taking selfies? What about solving riddles? How about winning prizes? If the answer to any of the above questions was YES, then you most certainly need to participate in the “unofficially official” Faces on the Way #NCCYM Scavenger Hunt of 2014 Here’s how it works: Clues will be posted every morning of the conference at 8 a.m. on various social media outlets. Click on any of the links below to follow folks who will be posting the clues. Project... Read More

You’re not supposed to be here

On Tuesday night, around 10:15, my doorbell rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to be stopping by my house that day, much less at bedtime, so I confusedly made my way to the door to see what nitwit would be showing up so late, ready to give them a piece of my mind about etiquette and prior notice of arrival. And then I heard someone singing Unchained Melody. Immediately recognizing the voice, I yanked open the door and there, standing on my front porch, was my boyfriend. Suitcase in hand, big smile plastered across his face, he had changed his... Read More

Pray for peace. Pray for people.

When I was a kid, I hated mustard. It was sour, kind of sticky, yellow, and I didn’t like the way it smelled. I also hated lima beans, but that’s completely understandable…I mean, who likes lima beans? It didn’t matter what I was eating – hamburger, hotdog, ham sandwich, or chicken tenders – mustard needed to be at least 10 feet away from me to prevent contamination. I had tasted mustard once and formed a deep hatred of the condiment. But all that changed my freshman year of college. While ordering a turkey sandwich at the campus deli, unbeknownst... Read More


I’m addicted to my phone. There…I said it. All you haters happy now? What is it about this 4.5 inch glowing screen that has captured my heart and bewitched my mind? Why do I obsessively carry this all-knowing device on me at all times, even bringing it into the bathroom where I hook it up to my Bluetooth shower speaker so I can sing along with T-Swift while washing my hair? How did an invention once thought to be the stuff of Star Trek become the single most important item I own? The answer: instant access to everything. I... Read More