Faith Uncategorized

    A Confession: I was Angry at God

    Oliver and Adeline hiding behind their hands

    It’s been so long since I’ve written. It’s been so long since I’ve set aside time to write out my feelings. How can I post on my blog that should be inspiring others with their faith when I was shaken for so long? Thinking about it now… I was dumb and arrogant. It is not me who inspires, it is God. He speaks to you, and He doesn’t need me to do that. Though, it is my prayer that He…

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    Faith Holidays Parenting

    Loving Lent

    Fasting and Adding In my previous post I talked a lot about fasting from food. Giving something up for the Lent season is another way of fasting. Here are a few…

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    Faith Holidays

    Why Celebrate Lent?

    Growing up Catholic, Lent was a big deal. When I was a child I viewed Lent differently than I do now. The traditions of the Catholic Church were lost on me.…

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    Faith Parenting

    I Am NOT Enough

    Derek sent me an article the other day. The title read, “Moms of 3 Are More Stressed Than Those with Any Other Number of Children.” Checks out. I replied. Full transparency,…

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    Winter Dream List

    Winter Dream List My favorite song to write to is called “Winter Snow,” by Audrey Assad and Chris Tomlin. It’s beautiful. It calms me, refocuses my mind and heart on God’s…

  • Oliver's Joy

    Two Words

    At the start of 2018 I had all these plans. Plans to buy a house, hire a new doctor in our office, more time off for Derek, and sleep train Oliver…

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    Self Care isn’t Selfish

    Self Care isn’t Selfish, Written by Amanda Leigh Self-Care. It’s a Buzz word. #SelfCare. #SelfCareSunday. #SelfCareSelfie. You name it, there is a hash tag for it.  But does anyone even know…

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    He Ruined My Life

    During the last 14 years, I have fought hard to forgive Landon’s biological father. It’s been a long road. This week Landon wrote an an autobiography for school, and I was…

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    Faith Holidays Parenting

    3 Gifts

    Growing up our house was all about Santa at Christmas. And it was magical. Truly. We did go to Mass on Christmas Eve, and we always had a beautiful nativity. Jesus…