The Graces of 2018.

Each year, I find joy in reflecting on the year and what it has brought. This time around, I'm going to write about the special graces I received in 2018: 1.  A job that meets my unique needs and interests. I have a special career interest, and I felt the nudge to find positions focusing... Continue Reading →

Because of Who They Were, I Am.

Lately I've been filled with gratitude. I've been pondering how I got to where I am today. I think about the people who contributed to raising me during childhood. They sacrificed so much for me, and still do. Many of them are still supporting me, praying for me, and cheering me on. Without them, I... Continue Reading →

Parenting and Our Good, Good Father.

"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."--Matthew 5:48 Parenting is a topic often on my mind. It's a huge responsibility, greater than anyone could ever imagine. The spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional health of a precious human being is at stake! When I reflect about becoming a parent someday, I'm filled with great... Continue Reading →

Pondering Strength.

Strength isn't built overnight. It comes through weathering stormy seasons and emerging after you didn't think it was possible. It is like building muscle. You can't build muscle unless you are consistently working out and even gradually moving up to more difficult workouts or higher weights. You build strength by weathering small and large storms.... Continue Reading →

Wisdom from St. Edith Stein.

Today we celebrate St. Edith Stein. She was a brilliant woman who died this day in 1942 at Auschwitz. Born Jewish, she became a great philosopher and author. Her journey led her to the Catholic Church, and her great hunger for Christ led her to become a Carmelite nun. Below is one of her quotes... Continue Reading →

Staying in Step with Jesus

Someone once wisely told me not to run ahead of Jesus. To walk in step with Him as He leads me. They must have picked up on my tendency to always want to know the future. Or, as another friend of mine put it, I take life "fast." After making decisions, I automatically jump to... Continue Reading →

What is The Lord Doing In Your Life?

Everywhere in the world, the Spirit is moving. The world is being changed and transformed. Embedded below is one of my current favorite songs about this very topic. The Lord is working in each of our lives, too, in very specific ways. Truly, He is on the move! What do you feel the Holy Spirit doing in... Continue Reading →

God Can Use You.

A few weeks ago, I was about to throw some brown bananas into the trash. (What a cliff-hanger, right?) Then I thought twice and put those bananas back onto the counter. I don't like to throw food away, both for monetary reasons and because so many don't have enough to eat. I had remembered that even bananas... Continue Reading →

Take Courage.

"Ask Jesus what He wants from you and be brave!"~ Pope Francis It's easy to say that we desire God's will. But it isn't always easy to accept, in reality. Sometimes we have big dreams, and then God quite clearly places us somewhere we did not desire. Sometimes the will of God takes us places... Continue Reading →

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