Some months ago I was taking my two older girls to do some community service at a group home for those with developmental and physical disabilities. One of my daughters in particular seems to derive her sense of self-worth from her talents. She can get really down on herself if she doesn’t live up to… Continue reading Lessons on Human Dignity
It occurred to me after a shift of caregiving for a senior couple. I arrived at home and quickly changed out of my Home Instead uniform and into the first tee shirt I grabbed. It happened to be my Elizabeth Ministry tee. I threw it on and, at that time, an unmistakable revelation had come… Continue reading Full Circle
He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of… Continue reading Titus 2, Part I: Elders, You are Still Needed!
It’s difficult to turn on the television or hop onto social media without seeing another devastating report of violence and hatred. Ended friendships, families feuding, and a continued lack of respect for fellow human beings. Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!… Continue reading What the World Needs Now
I’ve been thinking about the spiritual necessity of perspective lately, and asking God that I may have the right perspective, that is to see things the way God sees them because of course, God is Truth, so to see as God sees is to see things the way they really are. The disciples so often… Continue reading Stretch Marks, Fishermen, and Housewives
This week we have a guest post from Rebecca Menning. Rebecca is a wife, stay at home mom, natural family planning instructor, and owner of Wellspring Fertility Education (www.wellspringfertility.com). She is enchanted by the beautiful design of human fertility, and loves to share her knowledge with others. Her driving passion, however, is her unwavering belief in… Continue reading Trauma, Healing, and Fertility Awareness
Losing our baby ripped my world apart and it felt like it would never, ever be quite right again. In the years since I’ve realized that while the grief lessened and the wound healed, the life – and loss – of that baby changed me forever.