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little moments full of grace

But Even If He Doesn’t

In the midst of this pandemic we have been working hard in our home to cultivate beauty. Yes, physically, but more importantly, internally. The kind of beauty that sinks into ones soul and fills them with joy. And though fear Read more…


Morning Prayer

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It is still dark, but your presence provides a gentle light. I can feel your peace. I come to you now, before the day has begun, in hopes of a new start and new strength. I draw every breath from Read more…


A Flood of Grace

I could have never imagined a time such as this. A time where a trip to target, an innocent coffee run, or a much needed reception of the sacraments was suddenly frowned upon or not possible. Those simple things we’ve Read more…


The Joyful Myseries

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Cooper woke up early this morning battling a cough and ear pain. We made eye contact through the blurriness of snot and tears and agreed upon an early morning movie. As we settled in on the couch beneath fuzzy blankets Read more…


3 Catholic Mom Go-To’s That Inspire Me to Rise

I have found life as mom to be somewhat of a rollercoaster ride. Some days are isolating, frustrating, and disheartening. Some days are so full of joy I can hardly contain myself. For each of these moments I have my Read more…


Views From The Back

Yes, Christmas was 2 months ago. I think it’s taken me this long to recuperate from the travels and chaos that ensued. But, none-the-less, we survived another jam packed Christmas of visiting family and friends! That’s no easy feat. Our Read more…


The Gloom

In small town Hillsdale, MI, gloom is an almost constant companion throughout the winter and well into spring. The rare days that the sun breaks through the misty sky are treasured and celebrated. As quickly as the sun makes it’s Read more…


Reagan Elyse Mary At 5am I am summoned for an early morning feeding. I have grown to love this because there is no alarm clock more effective than a hungry baby. At first, I’m hesitant to begin the day so Read more…


The Breaking of the Bread

Our weary hearts and skewed vision strain to understand, to see, and to believe. We do our best to comprehend. But often our best efforts of complete, abandoned faith feel fake. Our doubts stand out because they make more sense Read more…


A Solid Foundation

The joyful mysteries of the rosary are the foundation of the life of Jesus. I have always found that meditating upon them grounds me. Their humble charm brings joy to my ordinary life of work and prayer, and their hidden Read more…