When dreaming big pays off

I have a son, who is a born dreamer. When he saw his first NBA basketball game, he fell in love with the glory that can be found in sports. He spends a fair share of time fantasizing about breakaway slam dunks and half court buzzer beaters. I cringe when his fantasizing comes across more […]

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 […]

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 to expect when you follow the still small voice of God

On my honeymoon in Hawaii years ago, everything was perfect except we could never figure out how to get to any of the obscure nature viewing areas we’d read about. Whenever we asked for help, the locals led us on strangely roundabout paths. One would direct us this way to a random landmark that looked like […]

Find a way to do what you loved as a child

At my son’s recent field trip to a literary festival, one of the speakers said “the happiest adults are those, who find a way to do what they loved as a child.” This caught my attention because after ten years of being a stay-at-home mom, I sent my baby to kindergarten this fall. I’m in […]

Miracles and Mysteries

When my infant son Dylan was miraculously healed of kidney disease after being prayed over by a healing priest, I was on fire with the Holy Spirit. My prayers had been answered in a profound way, and my world had been rocked. Where before I had believed in God and prayed for healing miracles, now […]

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 […]

What I loved about my first open mic night

I recently submitted a poem to a local community blog, which was curated by a spoken word artist. I personally am NOT a spoken word artist – at all. I’m a very shy and private person, who likes writing poems to express my faith and encourage others. Since I’m writing more consistently now, I’m at a […]

Embracing my calling as a writer and mystic

It’s amazing the way God plants seeds of our destiny in us that we don’t fully understand until years later. When I was 16, I developed a random interest in Emily Dickinson, and I received a book of her poetry for my birthday. I was drawn to it and liked the feeling I had when […]