My husband has a pat response when asked how he is doing or feeling. “I’ve never had a better day!” Funny thing is, he means it. Sincerely. He truly sees each day as an unrepeatable gift from God. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow might not come. All we have is today. His optimistic approach to each… Continue reading Never Had a Better Day
As we sat in the pew on Holy Thursday waiting for mass to begin, I couldn’t help but notice that, aside from one other family with older kids, ours were the only children in attendance. (Side note: Let’s just take a moment to celebrate that we were actually in church waiting for mass to start, instead of… Continue reading Let the Children Come to Him
I know that when it comes to infertility anything goes. When you’re dealing with all of the feelings and emotions that come along with it, you never really know what you’re going to get on any given morning when you wake up and realize you’re still NOT pregnant. When my now husband and I were… Continue reading Mourning for the Uterus I never Used
My role as an older woman has evolved. For whomever God sends me, I have learned to first be her intercessor, then her friend and finally a spiritual mother. Once she trusts me, I try to give wise counsel but only when asked and only when she comes to me. My door is now wide… Continue reading Titus 2 Part 3: Now It’s My Turn
I strongly feel that God is raising up an army of older women to help form this generation. Like me when I was young, there are many young women have not been formed in their faith. They go to church weekly, but our one, holy, catholic, apostolic, faith has not yet sunk its’ roots down… Continue reading Titus 2 Part 2: Why I’m Grateful for the Active Elders in my Life
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!
I’ve had the feeling myself and I’ve heard it expressed among a lot of friends. “Where is the Church during …?” At the most difficult or the most profound moments of our lives, we want…something. Something official that shows that these huge and life-altering moments are recognized by the body of Christ. We want… Continue reading Where is the Church in Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Birth?