Questioning How Instead of Why

"As I slowly began to acknowledge His will be done, I also began realizing it is through His desires that He will help me. If I am willing to accept His will, and if I am willing to allow Him to equip me. If I am willing to be open to His guidance." We all struggle at times with a "why" when it comes to God's will. In today's piece, I encourage us all to reframe those moments, based on my current struggle, to seek a "how" to best live His will for our lives. How can we each allow Him to lead us Home?

The Gratitude Project: Week 33

"I felt as though I caught a simple, modern-day glimpse of what Mary must have felt so many centuries ago." This week's Gratitude Project explores some moments which made this mama's heart smile - and, reminded her of simple beauty even when the rest of the world around us is heavy. What are you grateful for this week?

What’s In a Name: Reflections on Naming Baby

Last week, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. It made me reflect further on our family's own two tests for baby names, and makes me ask - how does your family approach baby names?

Sending Off 2017 in My Sunday Best

"I thought the entire conversation was loud, and expected others around us to chuckle with me. Apparently, I was the only one who heard the exchange - so, other parents out there cringing at your kids' shenanigans, let me assure you - your child was not as loud/disruptive/kid-like as you think they were!" In the first My Sunday Best linkup since I started wearing maternity clothes, I share a cute Mass-moment with Lil' Miss, a little musings on what to wear to church, and links to the top 10 posts from 2017. How are you ringing in the New Year this evening?

From a Little Boy’s Lips to God’s Ears

"I have a confession to make to the readers and followers of my blog. I have been haphazard and remiss at blogging consistently because I have had massive writer's block. But, it's a self-imposed writer's block, as I have spent the past four months censoring some of the topics about which I typically enjoy writing. Now that Christmas cards have gone out, I'm ready to put a stop to my self-imposed censorship, and explain my inconsistent blogging habit." Today's post has been in the creation for months - let me sum it up briefly - my son's prayers are powerful, and I am more than willing to take any prayer intentions to him! 😉 Hope you will click to read the explanation provided within!