It’s all in the Pause


faith, Lent

Do you ever wonder what the great “secret” to finding more joy, peace, and time is? The answer is all in the PAUSE.  The season of Lent calls us to dive deeper – deeper into our relationship with Jesus by focusing on his great and merciful love for us. But how? This month, at CatholicMom.com, […]

February 28, 2018

Renewed


faith, Grief

Renewed. In a word, that’s how I feel. I’m not “back”, I now know now I’ll never be “back”. And that’s ok. I’m ok. I’m ok, I am ok! I’ll still have those moments, those days, when the missing is too intense, the memories still pinch. I’ll always remember: The pain, the sorrow, the trauma. […]

January 28, 2018

Listen for and enJOY God’s Voice


faith, Prayer

Happy Sunday! Here’s an excerpt I’d like to share from my monthly contribution at CatholicMom.com about listening for and enJOYing God’s voice. God calls us to sit in silence and listen for His Word when we’re trying to understand His Will for us … but if God rarely spells things out for us with a banner in […]

October 29, 2017

The Beauty of Silence


faith, Prayer

I love St. Mother Teresa’s “The Fruit of…” prayer – It’s a recipe Mother Teresa whipped up for us as a guide for how to live a fruitful and abundant life. I’m sure she wrote it as a step-by-step  guide but I mistakenly looked at it like a list of ingredients to collect in no […]

July 3, 2017

A Healing Goodbye to Our Dog


faith, Grief, Random

About three years ago, we welcomed our first dog into our family – Bella. Sadly, a few weeks ago, we had to let her go. I had been resistant to getting a dog despite my husband’s and kid’s desire for a family dog. We had a chance to dog-sit Bella a couple times for our […]

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