Experience Taught me to Cling to the Lord

Journal Excerpt: October 23, 2013 “Tired. Worn. Heavy hearted.  It’s a little bit of a roller coaster here.  Some days I feel like we’ll be okay, like a year will fly by and it’ll be good.  Other days I can hear the clock ticking slowly—and it’s really not a clock; it’s the dripping kitchen sink.” […]

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Celebrating the Season of Advent

Christmas is a mixed bag for our family. I love the lights, decorations, special events, and family activities, but I dread the busy-ness of the season. The hectic schedule, the long to-do lists, the mental obsession over our family budget vs. gift list all threaten to zap any pleasure from this season. I recently read […]

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A Tapestry of Traditions

I grew up Catholic. Before you think I’m one of those with the so-called “Catholic guilt” or negative feelings about my upbringing, let me assure you it’s quite the contrary. I am deeply thankful for how I was raised, and while I did not fully know the Bible, I did know Jesus. And I loved Him passionately—with all my heart, […]

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Did We Do Enough?

Our daughter is graduating high school this year. There are so many things about her graduation that are exciting. Graduation photos, prom, banquets, college planning—it’s all so new and so exciting. After all, this is what we’ve worked hard for as parents, right? She’s so excited about college, and she’s definitely more independent than I […]

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