Life (and Your Understanding) Can Change in a Brief Moment

The Wreck and the Heroes On Tuesday, I was a witness to a horrific wreck. An elderly couple hit a young man who was traveling probably over 70 miles an hour. His car rolled about 5 times before coming to a stop. I pulled over, gave my phone to my girls to call 911, and then I ran as fast as I could across the … Continue reading Life (and Your Understanding) Can Change in a Brief Moment

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 30: Blind Spots

If you have spent any time getting to know me either in person or through reading my posts here or my articles at Catholic Sistas or Catholic Stand, you know that my past greatly influences not only how I live my life but how I feel about myself as well. I have spent much of my life trying to figure out how not to make … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 30: Blind Spots

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 29: Dancing for Joy

The world is a mess. We only have to flip through the news channels or read online to know that it seems the world is falling apart. We consistently look around us and wonder who will be the one to fix it all. I wrote about this last summer when I talked about making America great again. We mistakenly look to politicians to make everything … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 29: Dancing for Joy

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 26: The Prayer Process

Three and a half years ago I decided I was in a rut with my prayer life. I recognized that my prayer life had devolved into just a list of grievances or wants and was focused solely on me. I knew that something needed to change and so I started a daily “prayer of the day” on Facebook. It’s hard to explain how much this … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 26: The Prayer Process

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 24: The Gap

A few years ago a friend posted on Facebook about an encounter she had while driving. A man with some sort of “proud to be Christian” or “God sticker” on his bumper had cut her off and I think flipped her off. She vented on Facebook about the hypocrisy of Christians… that they are so quick to tout their faith and yet time and time … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 24: The Gap

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 23: Upside Down

For many years I felt called to veil at Mass. I ignored that calling for a long, long time. After all, no one else in my parish veiled and I already stuck out like a sore thumb because of how big our family is and I didn’t need to draw any more attention to myself. Still God beckoned me. I dug my heels in and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 23: Upside Down

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 2: Getting to Know Jesus

I don’t ever recall a time in my life when I didn’t know who Jesus was. I grew up in a family who knew and loved Christ. But, as I look back on my childhood I wonder how well I actually knew Him. Sure, I could recite all the stories and I knew that through Him I was saved, but outside of that I don’t … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 2: Getting to Know Jesus

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 1: New Beginnings

God loves new beginnings and so do I. As Lent begins I am thrilled to be doing this study with you! I pray that together we will rediscover just how amazing Jesus is and why He is integral to our lives. Before you read the chapters, please take time to ask God to send the Holy Spirit to guide you while you are reading and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 1: New Beginnings

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Once upon a time when I only had four kids, a woman from church came over to drop something off. She asked to use our bathroom. When she came out she questioned me on whether or not my bathroom was always that clean and “perfect”. I told her it was. She laughed and said it was ok to tell her that I had cleaned it … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism

Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Seat

  Last spring my 6 year old broke her leg. She fell off the top bunk and her leg caught in the ladder. She broke both bones in her lower leg. She was in a cast up to her thigh for part of her recovery. Because of the cast she couldn’t sit in her regular seat in the van. Instead, she sat on the front … Continue reading Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Seat