Joy Restored

faith, Health, Mental, Random

There’s a Joybubbling in my soul quietly gurglingrising to the surface. A familiar Joy ReturnedRestoredReignited. Joy brims on the surfacewetting my eyessetting a spark in my soul. Flows through my whole beingsurges to my heartelectrifies my mindsets motion to my body. A long-held breathRELEASED. ALIVE! Alive with Joy.I am Alive! Like it? Share it!

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The Church Heals

Catholic Church, faith, I believe, Random

I love being Catholic. I love the Catholic Church. I love the people of the Church, every single one. They, you, I – we are all part of the same body – the body of Christ. The Body that became flesh so God could be “God is with us”. The Body that breathed, laughed, and […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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

Sunrise Colorado {Wordless}


Nature, Photography

Here’s a little “wordless” break from our vacation in Colorado this summer.  Thanks to amazing friends, my husband and I sneaked out of the house early (without the kids!) to watch the morning sun rise over the Grand Mesa Mountains and flow into the Colorado National Monument.  It was sublime. Again, all photo credit goes to […]

September 27, 2017

Sunflower Day 


Random

Here’s some sunshine (or at least sunflowers) for your dose of simple beauty for the day. Photo credit goes to my awesome husband! Our seven-year- old planted skyscraper sunflowers and this one finally bloomed! He diligently watered and checked them every day.  He’s so proud of his sunflower! EnJOY your day! Like it? Share it!

September 17, 2017

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse! {With Pictures}


Astronomy, Photography

Alrighty, now for number three on my list of 7 Things I Want to Write and Share. (What?I never said I’d go in order.) Wayyy back in 2012, my husband, his parents, I and our kids stood in wheat field observing a partial solar eclipse.  On our way home, my husband told us we’d get a […]

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