Being Intentional in Life’s Roles

"This particular song has resonated deeply within my soul. It isn't necessarily the words, but perhaps more the meaning behind the song." In today's piece, I explore how one secular song - has brought about some deep thoughts regarding being a wife and mother. And, I pose some questions we could all take a moment to ponder, regardless of being married or being parents. Are we all committed to enhancing our vocation - whatever it may be - to its fullest?

The Gratitude Project: Week Twelve

"Earlier this week, I wrote about two major milestones our family has undergone. And, while there has been an underlying element of grief throughout my life for the past couple weeks, as I prepared for these adjustments, my life has not come to a halt because of these changes." This week's Gratitude Project is all about finding the silver lining in the midst of the family changes! What are you grateful for this week?

The Gratitude Project: Week Eight

My husband is not deployed, but today's Gratitude Project goes into depth into some of the feelings that accompany deployment... and, requests readers to remember those who *are* deployed. It also brings up something for which I am deeply grateful this week.

Behind the Scenes, I’m a Mess

"Because this is real... it is honest... it reminds me why I began blogging... To remind others that there is a "behind the scenes." And, behind the scenes, it gets messy. Even those of us with a ton of answers still struggle through the motions at times. We don't have it all figured out. And, it is okay."

Parallels Between A Saint & A Husband

"I can't help but wonder if these similarities I see between St. Joseph and my husband are a subtle call to reflect on the greater life of a saint, whose purpose was to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of Our Savior. I can't help but wonder if these similarities I am recognizing are also not a subtle call to reflect on the greater contribution my husband plays in our marriage - the role he plays, and the way in which he answers the call to love me, as Christ loved His Church." The Feast of St. Joseph last week sparked this thought on my vocation of marriage.