Why Should We Respect the Flag?

There has been much controversy regarding the NFL players (and others) decision to take a knee, stay in the locker rooms, or worse yet sit on the ground doing whatever they feel like doing while the National Anthem is playing. Why the controversy? Aren’t we free to protest in any peaceful way we deem fit? Isn’t it better to do something peaceful instead of rioting … Continue reading Why Should We Respect the Flag?

What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

It used to be that I planned our meals with great precision every two weeks. I fell away from that practice as life went out of control for a while. While I still cook each night, it seems lately it’s a mad rush at the last minute to figure out what in the heck we are going to eat. When you have 13 people living … Continue reading What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 40: An Hour of Power

Chapter 40: An Hour of Power My Friends, thank you so much for taking this Lenten Journey with me. I pray that you have grown as much in your love for Christ and in your desire for holiness as I have. This chapter encourages us to sit in silence with God… to allow his presence to fill us completely. If you are Catholic {and even … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 40: An Hour of Power

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 39: People of Possibility

Philippians 4:13 reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I have had to rely upon this bible verse throughout Lent as I have faced challenges and worries. I have often said to others that I don’t know how people without faith get through the difficult times. It has only been with Christ’s help that I have been able to keep going. … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 39: People of Possibility

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 38

Yesterday I stood in a courtroom ready to defend my worthiness to be in the life of my granddaughter. It’s an odd thing having to think about why you should be allowed in someone’s life and how their well-being is at risk because you aren’t there. I certainly didn’t wish to toot my own horn, but I also didn’t want to leave anything out that … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 38

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 37: The Holy Moment

If you are like me, most mornings when you wake up you have high hopes for the day. It’s a fresh start and you haven’t messed anything up yet. Of course, if you are also like me, those hopes often come crashing down in a matter of moments when I lose my cool, remember the stresses in my life, feel overwhelmed, or encounter resistance within … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 37: The Holy Moment

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 36: The Biggest Lie

I hate liars. Ask any one of my children and they will tell you that to me this is one of the greatest sins you can commit. It doesn’t matter if it is a small lie or a big one, lying shows that you don’t have any respect for me. If you are willing to lie to me you are probably willing to do a … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 36: The Biggest Lie