Loud voices echoed through the long hallway. A wail of agony heard from the front room where the congregation of residents gathered; laughter from another corner. She quickly darted across the room so as not to disturb their so-called peace. As she passed each wheelchair-bound person, she smiled and simply said, “Good morning”, ever so… Continue reading No Matter How Small
I spent eight years as a photographer. For eight years I watched couples and families during their most joyous times of their lives. Weddings, anniversaries, births of their children, milestone moments like birthday parties, graduations, family photo sessions, gender reveals, and more. And while I loved so much of that work I remember thinking many… Continue reading Capturing the Beauty in Life–Even in Death
Having overcome a promiscuous past and knowing that I would soon be intimate with my husband for the very first time on our wedding night, I felt like I had attained success over sexual sin in my life. For the first time since becoming sexually active at the age of 13, I felt like I… Continue reading Healing My Marriage Through Natural Family Planning
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
I remember when we first started the adoption process. I looked at the mound of paperwork with both excitement and dread. It just seemed so daunting for many different reasons. Emotionally and financially I remember questioning many times — are we REALLY ready for this? I remember feeling so ready to become a mother and… Continue reading When You Adopt, Things Change
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.
Simplicity, detachment, restraint, clarity…how many of us have thought of making our lives less chaotic by de-cluttering or “spring cleaning”? I’ve been working at this for many years. After our leap of faith, which you can read about here, I have begun to see more clearly the path God has laid out for me. St. Therese… Continue reading It’s the Little Ways that Make Our Days