Back to School · Uncategorized

Light Up the School Year

[I wrote these thoughts last year, as my first child headed off to Kindergarten.  As she prepares for the upcoming start to the new school year, the emotions and hopes for her remain the same.] Lunch packed–check. Outfit laid out–check. Backpack packed–check. Emotional Mom–check and double check. For the past 5 1/2 years, my sweet… Continue reading Light Up the School Year

Human Dignity · Motherhood · Relationships · Uncategorized

The Power of a Single Visit

Never Underestimate the Power of a Single Visit.  Growing up with Elizabeth Ministry, I’ve heard and read those words countless times without much afterthought.  It wasn’t until into my adulthood that I really started taking that sentiment to heart. After getting married, I moved 2 1/2 hours away from my hometown to join my husband… Continue reading The Power of a Single Visit


Lent: Taking it Further Than Just Fishsticks on Fridays

Lent is here.  Restaurants and grocery stores are running seafood specials left and right.  Meal-planning is slightly easier now, as I will be serving fish sticks every Friday evening for the next 6 weeks.  But, I know there’s more to this special Liturgical season than the consumption of crispy battered hunks of cod.  I want… Continue reading Lent: Taking it Further Than Just Fishsticks on Fridays