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 have always been a sap for those heartwarming made-for-TV holiday movies, you know, the ones that portray a large family, who after many obstacles are all miraculously able to come home and celebrate Christmas together. Big families intrigue me, and to say I hadn’t been a bit envious of those who belonged to one would… Continue reading My Sister Elizabeth
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?
The love grows and builds with every addition to the family.
We embark on a new year! It is not coincidental that January 1st is the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God; and this is a significant Marian year. She is the Star of the Sea, the Cause of Our Joy, the New Eve. As 2016 came to a close, I challenged myself with… Continue reading Cause of Our Joy
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
Thank you for praying with and for the needs of Elizabeth Ministry International, which includes EM’s concerns and those of RECLAiM Sexual Health. Even as you remember the needs of others, know that others are remembering your needs. Let us join our hands in prayer across the world, as part of one body, (1 Corinthians… Continue reading EMI Prayer Needs-January 2017