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

Prayer of the Day: To Ask for Forgiveness

Good morning! I wanted to share with you something that happened here yesterday. In a fit of anger over something I have been upset about many, many times at my house I exploded and said something to one of my children that I really didn’t mean. I immediately felt terrible and I could see that I hurt her by my words. I knew that what … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: To Ask for Forgiveness

Prayer of the Day: Consolation and Hope

Good morning! I have sat trying to write a prayer of the day but can’t seem to find the words. I want to talk about how difficult losing a loved one can be and how it can turn our lives upside down. I want to write about how losing someone we love can bring us to our knees begging for mercy or perhaps questioning our … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: Consolation and Hope

Prayer of the Day: Thy Will Be Done

Good morning! I know you’ve heard the words “Thy will be done.” But have you ever truly prayed them? They are difficult words to pray. We may let them roll off our tongues when we recite the Lord’s Prayer but to actually think about and mean what we say as we repeat those words can be next to impossible. When we pray “Thy will be … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: Thy Will Be Done

A Shared Day: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

It’s hard to believe that three years ago today I didn’t know if I or the baby I was carrying would live or die. I remember waking up and praying that God would be merciful and would spare us both. As we headed to the hospital and I kissed each of our other children goodbye, I prayed that whatever happened, God would also be merciful … Continue reading A Shared Day: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

The Gift of Self: An Advent Tradition

When I was growing up Advent was never a big deal. I went to Catholic school, but to be honest our Catholic education was lacking. I remember learning about Advent, but the beauty and necessity of readying our hearts and minds was never stressed to us. Our Catholic home was even worse. We prayed before we ate and we went to Mass each Sunday, but … Continue reading The Gift of Self: An Advent Tradition

An Advent Tradition: The Jesse Tree

With Advent just around the corner (less than a week away!), I thought  this week I would share a few Advent traditions that we do at our house. It is important to me that during this time we make sure our children understand the true reasons we are preparing to celebrate Christmas. In a world where commercialism reigns, these little family traditions can help us … Continue reading An Advent Tradition: The Jesse Tree