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Eileen Benthal

Eileen Benthal
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Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen

Life on Purpose: Let God hold your heart in His hands and it will not be troubled

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled” specifically implies that we can choose the impact difficulties have on our hearts. Laugh, cry, sing, dance and breathe, believing God that there is no trouble in this world that will not be overcome.

Life on Purpose Recuperation teaches us the lessons of humility and patience

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Walking a mile in the shoes of a handicapped person teaches us the lessons in humility, patience and literally being grounded.

Mercy flows from taking time to view life through another’s eyes

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Mercy comes from walking a mile in another's shoes and seeing life from their perspective.

Life on Purpose The deepest understanding of the paschal mystery comes to us through everyday life

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Whether you consider yourself religious or not, there is great human value in pondering the paschal mystery. Every life is formed with this same pattern. We all endure our own passions, deaths and resurrections many times before our lives come to an end.

Life on Purpose The season of Lent is a clarion call to return to God with all your heart

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Throughout the Old Testament, references to the blowing of the trumpet, or the shofar, signify a call to pay attention and be obedient to the voice of God.

Life on Purpose And a little child shall lead them

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Let the children and the child-like among us teach us how to love even in the face of rejection, how to encourage and be kind to one another. Let the children teach us to respect one another for who we are and not measure another’s value by the tasks we perform.

Life on PurposeFinding the secret to true, abiding love

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The secret to love can be summarized in just three principles.

Life on Purpose Make hope a conscious choice

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Hope is a conscious choice. Choose hope and it will be the cornerstone of your life.

Life on PurposeSteven McDonald taught us the power of forgiveness

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Forgiveness of those who have wronged us, even grievously, allows us to turn a horrendous event into a blessing.

Life on PurposeCelebrating the reason for the season during the 12 Days of Christmas

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The season reminds us: Emmanuel, 'God with us' is true all the year long.