I am losing. These three words came out of my mouth the other day. And it surprised me how much they sum up my state of heart when it comes to being the only spiritual leader in my family. On any economy, I am pretty much scraping the barrel, most days, if the currency isContinue reading “I am losing”
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A Prayer, Mama
Today, I watch the snow fall in heavy descent. And while the earth is blanketed in white, my thoughts are pressing into the dark corners of my mind. My heart curls its fists as I realize the reason for the additional peace of a snow day—the fact that this day is void of the niggleContinue reading “A Prayer, Mama”
Humility, Love, and Pre-Teens
I am in the thick of teaching my youngest about what it really means to Love sacrificially. A big idea for an eleven year old. But, as I hear about her encounters at school, the societal pressures of a whole student body of pre-teens, and the acceptance rate according to your appearance and your “in”Continue reading “Humility, Love, and Pre-Teens”
Land of My Stories
Iowa. Land of my stories. Place in my heart.
Food for the New Year
Journey Toward Nativity: Into His Life
As I journey toward nativity, I find myself searching for ways to fit Christ in our season. Yesterday was St. Nicholas day, and I will admit, I spent more time focusing on what to put in my kids’ shoes, than contemplating the life of the saint who emanated Christ’s love throughout his lifetime. And yet, last night I was complaining that our Christmas is going to be boring this year—because we don’t have fun plans…you know, that’s what the season is about.
Journey Toward Nativity: Mary’s Obedience
For a long time, I would brush past the mother of God in my readings, thinking, “God could have chosen anyone”.
Of course. He’s God.
But would anyone respond the way Mary had?