Catholic Feasts · Holidays

Dear Mom, Advent Is for YOU, too.

Advent is here again.  I love that over the years the Advent and Christmas traditions in our home have solidified to something normal and rhythmical.  We don’t do any of them perfectly and oftentimes in the thick of night prayers or lighting the oh-so-tempting candles at the dinner table there is, of course, still arguing… Continue reading Dear Mom, Advent Is for YOU, too.

Holidays · Infertility · Marriage · MIscarriage · Motherhood

Do You Realize What You’re Asking Me?

I’ve noticed a trend lately. It’s probably been there for years, maybe even decades, but maybe I’ve just noticed it since entering motherhood myself, and perhaps I’ve become especially attuned since working at Elizabeth Ministry International. It’s the habit that our culture has of commenting on, asking about, and even passing judgement on people’s family… Continue reading Do You Realize What You’re Asking Me?

Holidays · Motherhood · New Feminism

Elizabeth Ministry Prayer Needs for December 2015

Lord Jesus, Our world is so troubled! Forgive us for neglecting you and your Father’s direction for us. You told us not to kill, not to commit adultery, not to do so many things, and our world flaunts your direction. Have mercy on us! You told us to Love One Another, and we neglect to… Continue reading Elizabeth Ministry Prayer Needs for December 2015