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Reagan’s Name Story

Today, Tuesday October 22, we celebrate Reagan’s 5 month birthday. Today, the Catholic Church celebrates Pope John Paul II’s Feast Day. Today, I sent in papers to add a second middle name to our daughters birth name. Her name is Read more…


Do Not Hinder Them

The Sunday morning wrestling match began with a late start. Instead of the usual 6:30-7 am wake up we miraculously all slept till 7:30 (score!). Except, on Sunday’s we need about an hour and a half to get everyone ready Read more…


On The Edge

The morning light begins to seep through the darkness, but it’s still foggy and chilly. The light is intriguing, but we have come to believe the lies of the darkness. It’s hard to walk away completely so we stand at Read more…


Stop Seeking God’s Will

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day when the words “stop seeking God’s will” caught my attention. I landed upon a picture of a young missionary who had given up everything to follow Christ. My eyes rolled in confusion Read more…


Selfishness + Prayer

Come, sit at his feet and stay a while. There is no judgement, only forgiveness and mercy. There is no confusion, only peace and joy. How often do well-meaning people avoid sitting at the feet of Christ? We refuse to Read more…


The Glider

The cool, damp air settled hauntingly upon my skin as I rocked back and forth in my brown glider. So many memories creak to the surface with each movement. This chair has traveled from one room to another, from one Read more…


Where The Magic Happens

A thousand times I would sit down and lace up the same smelly, worn-out shoes. A thousand times I would attempt to put an orange ball through a 10ft hoop. A thousand times I would step into a gym and Read more…


Why Have You Forsaken Me?

In the beginning, sweetness abounds, flowing steadily like a river untouched by debris. Excitement and joy flood all the senses and there is an eagerness to deny oneself, lay down ones life, and lose hours in prayer and study. But Read more…


The Reality of Temptation

Temptation strikes in many different ways. It targets its victims by pinpointing weaknesses and seeking them out. It is crafty in the way it morphs to each individual. Your temptations are not always the same as mine and no temptation Read more…


My Greatest Help

What’s bringing me closer to Jesus? One year ago I watched “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told” on Formed. It was the first time I’d heard the intimate details behind the teaching of Divine Mercy. It was the first time Read more…