Gifts to the Manger: Finding and Embracing Our Gifts

"On today's Feast of Epiphany, I encourage you, dear reader, to join me in writing down three gifts - three talents - you have been given, which can be used for the Glory of God. Place that list prominently, and use it to guide you in creating your resolutions for 2019." Tackling a deeper meaning and reminder behind today's Feast of Epiphany and my favorite Christmas carol! What are your gifts?

A Mother’s Blemished Hands: Thoughts on Motherhood to Start 2019

"Unlike Mary, as a mother, my hands are blemished... Through prayer, actions of love, and trust in God's plan, I will work on turning the blemishes into holiness." Kicking off 2019 with a reminder of the example of Mary, Mother of God.

The Old Dog Taught Me New Tricks: Life Lessons I Learned from Our Pup

"As our family continues to grow older without her gray muzzle at our side, we will always remember the funnier quirks and stories, but more importantly, the life lessons she imparted through her gentle, canine wisdom." Our German Shepherd taught me quite a few life lessons during her life with us. Several of them are explored in today's piece.

A Simple Invitation: A Lesson Learned this Advent Season

"Advent is a time where we are encouraged to go deeper into a relationship with God - to take what faith you have been given, and to go deeper."

Today, I explore some of the deep, intense thoughts which have plagued my mind for several weeks - and, hopefully impart some inspiration from a dear friend, as well as some I have found while spending time in prayer.

How to “Advent Like a Boss”: A Review of “Until I Rest in You,” and a Family Based Project

Being intentional about living in the season of Advent before Christmas lead me to 2 different product reviews - one for the mama, one for the family! Check 'em out, and let me know... how do *you* plan to Advent Like a Boss this year?