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

No Longer Sitting in the Lap of Evil

I don’t remember when it started- it just always was; but I remember when it stopped. It took a tremendous amount of courage to tell my mother that my grandfather had been molesting my sisters and me for years and years. My mother had been explaining the “bird and the bees” to my sister and me when she said, “No one should ever touch you … Continue reading No Longer Sitting in the Lap of Evil

The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

As Christians we are taught that each and every person has value and worth. We are called to see Christ in the faces of every person we encounter. We know that all men and women are made in the image and likeness of God. We also know that Christ calls us to uphold the dignity of all human life and to extend his mercy and … Continue reading The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

Mission to Inspire

Several months ago a thought began to take hold in my mind. It weighed heavily on me. While I understood the general context of what God was asking me to do, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how He wanted me to implement the plan. However, as I took part in our local Stand for Life with fellow pro-life advocates, holding a … Continue reading Mission to Inspire

Take a Stand for Life

Why do I stand for life? I stand for life in thanksgiving to Mike’s mother who chose life for him instead of abortion and then selflessly gave him a new life through adoption. I stand for life for my children, especially for Leo who I was told I should abort. They bring so many people joy and hope. I stand for life for my children … Continue reading Take a Stand for Life

A Police Officer’s Wife’s Prayer

A Wife’s Prayer Dear God, my husband is a Police Officer He is called to protect and serve; In times of stress and sorrow He must never lose his nerve. Lord, often it’s not so easy To be so brave and strong; To protect those who would harm him And right all that is wrong. Lord, please be by his side As he calms those … Continue reading A Police Officer’s Wife’s Prayer

The Secret Life of Parenting Teens and Adult Children

Have you ever noticed that there are rarely any articles written about parenting teens or adult children? It seems as if the internet and social media are almost silent on the subject. I will admit that I haven’t shared much in this arena either. It’s difficult to tackle many of the issues that our teens and young adult children face and yet we need advice, … Continue reading The Secret Life of Parenting Teens and Adult Children