Special Blessing for a child

Heavenly Father, bless this precious, beloved child of Yours. Fill his mind, body, spirit and soul with so much of Your Divine Love that it flows like a river of Life through his thoughts, through his words, through his choices, through his talents, and through his faithful presence in the lives of others, ever more […]

The power of moms who pray

Is there anything more powerful than a mother who prays? She doesn’t look like much, I know- on bended knee, alone But isn’t there something about a woman who opens her heart to the Lord? who is brave enough to realize her own vulnerability in loving these people so much? who is strong enough to […]

Prayer for my daughter before she’s born

God, thank you for the gift of this little girl, who is growing inside of me. As you shape and mold her from the very beginning of her life as part of our family, please bless her to know her worth as one of Your beloved daughters. Gift her with a healthy body and brilliant […]

Simple faith: Embrace the gift of new life

Babies are reminders of the innocence God used to create us. I can’t believe He lets us cradle pure love in our arms. He must really trust the process of life. He must really believe we can all come back to the truth of who we are.

Miracles in the maddening aspects of motherhood

Last night, I had a moment that would have made me smile if I wasn’t literally running to get a paper towel to stop my finger from bleeding. It wasn’t funny, but at the same time it was because it was such a maddeningly typical moment that every mother of small children can probably relate […]

A little twist on turning the other cheek (designed by my kindergartner)

I think there’s a fine line between being spiritual and spirited. While I sometimes see signs of deep spirituality in my kids, I can always count on them for some purely spirited shennanigans. I must admit, I learn a lot about the spunky side of faith from my little boys. I notice my youngest  has developed his own […]

The benefits of facing giants

After his basketball game this morning, my son asked “Why do I always have to guard the biggest kids?” It’s true, I noticed the same thing. My son is pretty tall too, but he always winds up matched with kids, who are a head above him. It makes it hard for him to gain any […]

A healing prayer (for when your child is sick)

Try reading this as an invocation before praying over your child with laying on of hands  Heavenly Father, Thank You for loving this child even more than I do. Thank You for being present with us by the power of Your Spirit. Thank You for wrapping her in Your loving arms through this prayer from […]

Expect great things from the Lord

This week for the first and last time, all three of my sons were in the same Christmas program at school. My eldest had overcome many fears to take on a lead role, and I had volunteered to work with the kids on their lines so was personally invested in many of them-I was looking […]

What I loved about taking my kids to serve the poor

They dragged their heels, they complained. They made excuses and tried to get out of it, but I’m glad I followed through and had my 10 and 8 year old sons come with me to help serve meals to the poor at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend. My kids are incredibly fortunate in every […]