The catechesis(faith formation) of the last couple of generations of Catholics has been extremely disheartening. Being a product of that poor passing on of the faith, I feel I can say that without a doubt. Although I feel a bit cheated by the lack of faith formation that I received before adulthood, I am [...]
Just checking in to say hello and let you know that I am here, we’re doing well, and that I’ll be back eventually! I blinked and realized that over a month has passed since I last wrote here or really even looked at this site. In trying to keep my [...]
This stuff is too good to forget, so I’ve been taking notes! Our little budding theologian has had a lot to say lately. I can hardly believe he is preparing to enter his last year in the single digits! What an amazing young man he is becoming. I love that he is so comfortable in [...]
In light of my last 2 posts I feel the need to clear the air a bit.
When I read blogs I sort of get an overall picture of the person writing it. In general I tend to read ones about homeschooling, homesteading, parenting, and faith. In reading those blogs, I often have to remind [...]
Distracting myself with writing about other topics here has been a welcome break lately. Not that I really need to be distracted though, that comes pretty naturally anymore. Multi-tasking is kicking my behind most days. But I keep trudging along; living, breathing, eating, sleeping, teaching, loving, praying, hugging, crying, talking, reading, rinse and repeat.
I realized [...]
In the past month, 2 separate couples that we know have chosen to do away with unnatural birth control methods to embrace Natural Family Planning and have thanked us for being open and honest about it. Can I just start by saying how amazing that is!?!? Although we really can’t take credit for [...]
January 28, 2013 ~ Overcoming Guilt and Embracing Joy
One area so many mothers struggle with is guilt, especially those who experience the loss of a baby/child. We want to address this struggle in this post. It will help mothers quietly battling guilt for living life and experiencing [...]
Clinging in the Pit
If you are not new to loss, talk a bit about early grief. What was it like, clinging for hope in the pits of despair? What did you cling to for hope? How did you survive the early days? What helped? What do you [...]
I have decided to join in a blog hop called Walking With You, hosted by Sufficient Grace Ministries. It’s as much for me as it is for you. I hope we both get something out of it.
Introduction and Where are You Now?
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Every year I like to make a list of goals I would like to work toward in the 12 months to follow. On the heals of the hardest year of my life, I have changed and so have my goals.
Many of you I’m sure are familiar with the biblical story of Mary and Martha: