Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 10: Forty Words

One of the perks of having a lot of kids is that there is always a lot of love at our house. Sure, there is a ton of arguing too, but at the end of the day, and heavily peppered throughout the day, the love that we are surrounded with is simply amazing. These kids make me feel amazing. They see me through Christ’s eyes … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 10: Forty Words

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 8: Jesus Was a Radical

We have lived in our neighborhood for almost 20 years. It was brand new when we moved in and we bought one of the last houses built. During this time we’ve seen many people come and go as our neighbors have moved on to bigger and better things. There are very few of us who are “originals” within the neighborhood. It used to be that we … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 8: Jesus Was a Radical

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 7: The Third Question

I have always had a problem with self-worth. Growing up I knew where my place was in my family (hint: it was pretty low in the food chain). I had several sisters who often told me how much they hated me, that no one would ever love me, and that I was fat, ugly, and awkward. I also knew I was never enough in my … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 7: The Third Question

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

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

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: Fight the Good Fight

“Let us charge into the good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies.” ~ St. John Climacus Good morning! I read this quote this morning and knew I needed to share it. As our world seems to spin out of control, I have no doubt that God cries along with each of us. As we destroy one another through violence and … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: Fight the Good Fight