Mary Mother & Queen of all Joy and Strife


faith, Faith: Mary

We celebrated the Assumption of Mary on August 15 and her Queenship yesterday (August 22) and I’ve been “pondering these things in my heart” about Mary and why she is so important to me and all for the whole world. One main thought I’ve had rolling around my head is this: Mary has the full […]

August 23, 2016

A Promise in a Wheat Field {Marian Consecration}


Faith: Mary

Fifteen years ago, I made a promise. And today, I renew it. Knee-deep in a golden ocean of luscious thick wheat. I ran my fingers gently on the soft kernals as we walked through it, taking in the beauty and simplicity of the scene. Thin wispy clouds swayed in the pale blue sky, a soft […]

May 13, 2015

Thank You IHM Sisters {And a Book Giveaway!}


**Give-away**, Catholic Church, faith, Faith: Mary

In yesterday’s post, I shared a small review of Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life’s Greatest Questions and the Video Hangout conversation about Five Years I had with author John Schlimm. Today I’m excited to join with Image Catholic Books in offering one GiveAway of John Schlimm’s Five Years in Heaven! There are many […]

May 5, 2015

A Visit to My Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe


faith, Faith: Mary, Random

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Earlier this year, I had the great blessing to take a trip to Mexico City to visit family and the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was a truly amazing journey. I don’t know why but for some reason I only wrote a few quick […]

December 12, 2014

I Love Being Catholic


faith, Faith: Mary, I believe, Random

Happy Sunday! Tonight I read a beautiful message on the Love Being Catholic Facebook Page. She took the thoughts that jumble around in my brain and put them into words so perfectly. I love God, I love His Bride – the Church. I love His Mother, my Mother – Mary; my friends, the Saints; the Sacraments – […]

September 1, 2013