Taking Advantage of the Little Moments: Finding Time to Pray

If you have ever tried to create a prayer life when you have little ones underfoot you know that it can be nearly impossible on some days. St. Teresa of Avila once said that God moves among the pots and pans… and many years ago I adopted the idea of offering the things I do through the day as a prayer to God. While I … Continue reading Taking Advantage of the Little Moments: Finding Time to Pray

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 37: The Holy Moment

If you are like me, most mornings when you wake up you have high hopes for the day. It’s a fresh start and you haven’t messed anything up yet. Of course, if you are also like me, those hopes often come crashing down in a matter of moments when I lose my cool, remember the stresses in my life, feel overwhelmed, or encounter resistance within … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 37: The Holy Moment

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 28: Spontaneous Prayer

Spontaneous prayer is one of my favorite things to talk about and to engage in. It can happen at any time and in any place. To be honest, I try to make my entire life a prayer. I have ongoing conversations with God, with Jesus, and with the Holy Spirit all the time. I’m always surprised to hear that there are people who believe in … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 28: Spontaneous Prayer

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 19: Miracle Abound

I have been on the receiving end of many miracles. I only have to look at my two youngest children to know that God has performed amazing miracles within my life. I shouldn’t be alive; they shouldn’t be alive, and yet here we are. While some of God’s miracles have been simply jaw-dropping, He also works miracles in my everyday life too. He provides for … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 19: Miracle Abound

A Lenten Craft: The Stations of the Cross for the Home

As Lent approaches I thought it would be nice to share a craft that my children and I did last year. Because we have little ones, making it to the Stations of the Cross on Fridays is difficult. This craft allows us to meditate on the path that Christ walked during His Passion and reminds us of why this season is so reverent and penitential. … Continue reading A Lenten Craft: The Stations of the Cross for the Home

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: Who is My Neighbor?

Good morning! In yesterday’s Gospel we heard Jesus reiterate that to gain eternal life we must love God with all our hearts, souls, and strength and that we should love our neighbor as ourselves. He is then asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Each and every person we encounter is our neighbor and as such we are called to love every person we come in contact … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: Who is My Neighbor?

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

Prayer of the Day: Hope In Suffering

Good morning! Today I am praying for those of you who may feel like Job… challenged, tried, and judged. You may feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and are being asked to carry heavy crosses. You are trying your best to stay faithful to God and yet you still encounter trial after trial-trials that make you feel that God … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: Hope In Suffering