Happy New Year! Advent is the start of the liturgical calendar. It can be a terrific time to begin new traditions. I often struggle, wishing there was more prayer into our family mode but it can be hard. Often times we would rather watch one of the many episodes of Star Wars than do something … More Advent Prayer for Families
Is there anything better than a strong hero affectionately coming down to be with or serve a small little one? Catch a few sights of Javy in action today as he volunteered at a kids’ baseball camp. Yes, it is from my own camera! 🙂 It reminds me of The Greatest Story Ever Told. Servant … More Javier Baez – When a Hero Serves
We all need skills and habits to do any sport, job, or activity well. Being a disciple of Jesus also takes skills which become habits. You can think of your focus on this just like a music technique class or a skills day of soccer. When you focus on a skill, you become free to … More Discipleship Practices
Lately, I’ve been lazy. Slow to say yes. Lukewarm about my service to God. But I’m turning over a new leaf thanks to this book. Patrick Kenny brings to us the story of an Irish priest who served as a chaplain and died in World War I, in his book, To Raise the Fallen, A … More To Raise the Fallen – book review
If you want to get an overview of the storyline of Scripture this summer, here is where you can find links to small group discussion questions, readings and tips. Links will be updated about once a week. Prayer Before Reading Scripture Summer Meeting Dates and corresponding chapters to prepare Reading plan from Ascension Press. We … More Bible Overview
I wish I could freeze time. My kids often debate about what superpower is coolest- flying, transporting, strength. Me? I wish I was that girl Evie from the 80’s show “Out of this World” and just put my fingers together to stop the clock from running, then clap when I want it to start again. … More Freeze Time
Trusting God isn’t easy for a girl like me who is always looking forward to the next thing. Anxious for The Next Thing I can’t wait for Friday, till summer starts, to go on vacation, for the weekend, until Christmas. I’ve wanted to know where I’ll go to college, what I’ll do work, whether I’m … More Learning to Trust – what’s around the corner?
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For Lent, my husband and I have joined a few other couples in trying to delve into the crux of the Gospel. What is the good news? Sometimes it seems so simple. Other times, not. Has there been a period in your life when you have tried to piece it all together? Or maybe you’ve … More What is the Good News?
My family gave up fighting for seven days. No arguing, no “give it back”, no whining about people, no major issues dug up from the grave. No fighting. The result? I’m now at home with relaxed shoulders, a less chaotic mind and a full heart. But will it last? Plenty of Past Fighting We’ve had … More We Gave up Fighting on Vacation