Sometimes Love Doesn’t Look Like Flowers

It’s Valentine’s Day and so it seems the whole world is focused on love. Yesterday in the car I was listing to the radio and heard one of the DJs say that for those in a new relationship (6 months or less) the average couple spends $700 on Valentine’s Day. I don’t believe this to be accurate as I have never known anyone to spend … Continue reading Sometimes Love Doesn’t Look Like Flowers

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 33: Comfortably Comfortable

I write this post as I sit on my bed, propped up by pillows, exhausted from a long day (I spent much of it in the ER with one of my daughters). While I am tired, I am comfortable. The temperature is nice in my room, my pillows are soft, I have a diet coke sitting beside me, and I just ate a little bit … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 33: Comfortably Comfortable

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 27: Deny Yourself

Maybe you are wondering why this day’s reflection is going up a day late. It actually has to do with the chapter’s title- Deny Yourself. I decided that yesterday I would deny myself getting on the computer to work, to write, or to be on social media. Instead, in what would have been my normal time to write, I spent that time planting flowers and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 27: Deny Yourself

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

It’s almost midnight and I am tired. I am physically worn out from doing yardwork all day long and I am mentally and emotionally tired from dealing with some of the problems that I have talked about in the last few days. To be honest, I have no desire to write Day 22’s reflection. It would be easy enough to skip it but I’ve decided … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

I am struggling today with motivation. It’s been an off day already (where the words “Stop hitting your brother and no chewing on the chairs either!” were uttered in the same sentence at 8 o’clock this morning) and I have idea of what to write about. When the topic is “Who is the Greatest?” and then Matthew Kelly talks about “let the little children come … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

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

Dear Mr. President: An Open Letter From a Concerned Police Officer’s Wife

Dear Mr. President, I know you are a busy man and that my problems may seem insignificant to you. I know you are worried about race relations, climate change, the Pope’s visit to our great country, international affairs, our economy, tensions with the Middle East, and a myriad of other issues. I can’t imagine the stress you are constantly under. But still, I beg you … Continue reading Dear Mr. President: An Open Letter From a Concerned Police Officer’s Wife

For the Love of Leo

I don’t think I will ever forget the day I found out I was pregnant with Leo. I recall the overwhelming feeling of joy and fear mixed so thoroughly together. To know that I was pregnant so soon after almost losing my life with Jake and after being counseled to never have another child again, was terrifying. But, as I stood there, shaking and crying, … Continue reading For the Love of Leo