Fatherhood · Human Dignity · Loss · Relationships · Uncategorized

Treasure the Moments

In 2006 my father-in-law, William F. Mongan, who was affectionately called Bill, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Despite being 82 years old, the family was devastated. It came on the coat-tails of Bill losing his beloved wife, Fran, who he adored. During her battle with ovarian cancer, Bill willingly took on the role… Continue reading Treasure the Moments

Fatherhood · Marriage · Motherhood · Relationships

My Children Aren’t the Enemy to My Marriage (even when it feels like it)

“The children born to them – and here is the challenge – should consolidate that covenant, enriching and deepening the conjugal communion of the father and mother.” – Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families After I read those words a few months ago I was simultaneously relieved and convicted. It can be a challenge indeed… Continue reading My Children Aren’t the Enemy to My Marriage (even when it feels like it)

Prayer

Sacrificial Love, Sanctifying Grace: How to Find Joy in Suffering

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “friends are for a reason, a season, or a lifetime”. However, have you ever replaced the word ‘friends’ with ‘suffering’? All of us endure hardships and suffer in some way throughout this journey in life. Some may suffer more than others. Some may feel their burden is heavier than… Continue reading Sacrificial Love, Sanctifying Grace: How to Find Joy in Suffering

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Prayer Intentions of Elizabeth Ministry & RECLAiM Sexual Health, Spring 2017

Lord Jesus Christ, You have chosen Elizabeth Ministry and RECLAiM Sexual Health to minister to those who experience challenges in the areas of procreation and sexuality. Please use us for Your glory and the growth of Your Kingdom on earth. Lord Jesus, hear our prayer: for the founders, staff members, and ministers of EMI/RECLAiM, for… Continue reading Prayer Intentions of Elizabeth Ministry & RECLAiM Sexual Health, Spring 2017