The Passion of Christ is covered in all four Gospels. The accounts give us different vantage points of the events which unfolded during that fateful week so many years ago. Have you taken the time to slow down and really consider what the words mean? I recently read No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ's … Continue reading The Passion of Christ
Lent allows us an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection. For a long time, I had head knowledge of the events of Christ's Passion. Only recently have I began to have heart knowledge of these events. Jesus loves you. Do you know that? Do you understand … Continue reading Agape
I've fallen into a comfortable routine: wake up, take the dog out, get kid's lunches packed, wake kids up, take kids to school, return home and do a variety of different tasks depending on the day of week, pick kids up, begin evening plans, put kids to bed, and go to bed. My daily life … Continue reading Finding Jesus: Lessons from Simeon
You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe -- and shudder." James 2:19, RSV My grandpa passed away in July after a long battle with dementia and heart problems. A nun who walked closely with him through the last years of his life spoke at his funeral about how he … Continue reading Belief versus Surrender
I gave my kids some suggestions as to what they could give up for Lent, and immediately received backlash. "No way! That would be way too hard!" they cried. "And that is exactly why I think you should give it up," I responded. Every year, I sacrifice something in preparation for Easter. Certain Catholic traditions stuck … Continue reading Understanding Lent
Journaling is a practice I highly recommend to anyone wanting a deeper relationship with Christ. The word can be overwhelming, though. You might think of notebooks full of deep, meaningful words. Or images of colorfully crafted verses in Bibles may come to mind. Journaling can be anything you want it to be, though. I love … Continue reading Journey to Journaling: Five Tips for Beginners
I know, I know. There are all kinds of tips and tricks out there. Stick with me while I offer some unsolicited advice to fellow mommas. These words came to me after a nice, long bubble bath...which means nothing more than this list isn't a reaction to anything, but rather a revelation during some quiet … Continue reading Advice for Young Moms, From a Young(ish) Mom
Let me tell you something. Spiritual attacks are real. I plan on writing more about that specific topic in coming months. For now, know this: the enemy seeks to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). He wants to steal your attention away from God. He wants to kill the plans God has for you. He wants … Continue reading What About Jesus?
I look around and feel overwhelmed by messages telling me I’m “not enough.” Not skinny enough, parenting well enough, putting enough effort into my home, spending enough time with my spouse, giving my children enough experiences, etc. It. Is. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Social media accelerates these messages when I mindlessly scroll through feeds and see what everyone … Continue reading Hey Momma, It’s Okay . . .
Deactivate Facebook. My heart sunk as the words fluttered through my mind. I knew God spoke this command to me. I would not come up with it on my own! Set time limits on Facebook sounds like me. Quit Facebook? That's the Holy Spirit, friend. I wrestled with God on this Saturday morning. I was … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook