We are like a barrel of monkeys over here in my house. But, somehow in the midst of hug-fests and pent up pacing, my family gave me space to finish writing this book! It has been on my heart for three years but in the last 3 months, I felt a burning drive to get … More New Book Coming!
I’m tired. Its not because I worked hard. Its because of what I see. The view from a substitute teacher’s desk weigh’s heavy on my heart… “Time for a little class competition. John, will you please put your phone away and try to factor this trinomial?” Teacher walks next to the kid who is checking … More What I See in the Classroom
Every family has their own wonderful ways to encourage and teach each other. Here are a few of mine. I’d love to hear a few of your ideas too! Display a colorful book at the breakfast table (a children’s bible, a book of saints etc.) Gift cute stuffed animals that have a little recording of … More 20 Playful Ideas for Fostering Faith in your Kids
I didn’t used to be crazy about the saints until I realized that they were becoming my friends. As I get to know the stories of their childhood, their struggles and their ways of living out deep concepts, I myself find a strong grace at work in my own thoughts and actions. Surprisingly, I can … More 3 Easy Ways to Get to Know the Saints
Sometimes getting ready for the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be like staring at a blank wall. We don’t know where to start. Plus, you might be freaked out because you don’t remember what to do once your are in the confessional. Here are two guides that that my family uses. 1. One of the guides … More Guide for Confession
There is a wellspring of things to offer to God and receive from him by simply looking at your life. This prayer never seems to get old because life is so full and God is so active. Here is my version of this “examen” or “reviewing of my day with God.” Most of it was passed … More A Good Bedtime Prayer
At a soccer game this weekend, I listened as a lady and her husband lamented that they could not turn back the clock to a few months ago, before their son began playing Fortnite. They wished they could do it differently. These parents longed for the old productive good fun their son had and they … More Surrender your dreams for your family? No way.
“May the word of God dwell in you richly.” – Col 3:16 Oh, how I long for my kids to experience this! I know that they can be “transformed by the renewing of their minds” and touched deeply by the “living and active word.” But the Words of Scripture first need to enter into their … More Weekly Bible Verses