Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 11: The Heart of the Gospel

There is a person I know who can be very generous. She is the first person to want to help people she feels are needy and I’ve not ever known her to say no when someone comes to her for help. However there is a problem with how she helps; she holds her generosity over the head of the person, especially if she knows them well, to remind … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 11: The Heart of the Gospel

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

I often worry if I am teaching my kids enough and if homeschooling is the best option for our family. I know there are things they miss out on because they are homeschooled and I know there are better teachers out there than me; still, as we regularly review our decision each year God always reminds me that I am raising children for heaven and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

I think most of us have big dreams for ourselves, especially when we are young. We have a picture in our mind of how our lives will turn out and what kinds of things we want. I used to have a picture of a beautiful plantation house hanging in my locker during high school. I wanted to live in that big house so badly. It … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

I remember the day very clearly; we were at the pediatrician’s office because one of my kids was sick. Our doctor came in and looked the child over and then proceeded to talk to me. “Mom,” he said, and then told me what was wrong with my daughter. As we were getting ready to leave he again addressed me as “Mom”. I stopped him and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

As a child I never questioned whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. I took it at face value that He would not lie to me nor would my parents or teachers. He was who He was just as my mom was my mom. It wouldn’t be until I got older and began to question. I wondered if what I had been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation

As a child I was not very popular. There were kids who lived behind us that taunted me all the time. There were kids on our street that were not very nice to me. At home I was compared relentlessly to my siblings. Some of my siblings told me on a regular basis that they hated me. To say that I didn’t feel included, wanted, … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation

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

A Lenten Journey to Rediscover Jesus

For many years now during Lent our parish has had a program to help the congregation grow in faith and in communion. Separating into individual groups those participating in the “small Lenten faith groups” then studied the same book or bible study as the other small groups. It has been a way to foster faith and community within our church throughout the 40 days of … Continue reading A Lenten Journey to Rediscover Jesus

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