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?
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
Sports can lead us to or take us away from Christ. Which will it be for you? Today is softball’s opening day for my daughter’s high school league. Thankfully, the sun came around and got things feeling good for us all. That’s what sports are supposed to do, right? For many of us, that is … More 5 Lessons from Faith on the Field
This is a simplified and blended version of evening prayer and night prayer for today’s Liturgy of the Hours. All around the globe, monks, nuns, priests and families are praying a variation of these words tonight. Try praying it with someone from your family and be part of the unending hymn of praise to God! … More Evening / Night Prayer – first week of Lent
What should you and your kids do for Lent? Here’s a craft based on these basic Christian practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving (traditionally the main practices of Lent). It contains a calendar, so that like during Advent, kids have a visual of how much closer they are to the feast they look forward … More Craft for Lent – with a calendar
A few years ago, I shared with my husband something that I had been contemplating throughout the day. To me, it was a profound thought which merited admiration. (Hah! Of course, I thought that.) Yet, he responded not to the fruit of my contemplation but to the act of my mulling things over while I … More Contemplation not Always Possible