Simple Faith: Acknowledge Christ’s presence in ordinary moments

Today You came in the shape of an infant heavy on my chest. the sweet smell of her skin, the warm deep of her breath, the gentle lull into invisible bliss… the tangible connection to eternal calm – Sweet Spirit of God, You are always with me. always real, always pure, always Divine … in the silence […]

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 […]

Spiritual Journey: When it’s time to step out on faith.

You’ll never feel ready. There’s never going to be a better time. There are no guarantees in this life. But you can count on the Truth: a step into the unknown for God leads into the Light you’re longing for. What’s stopping you? My son likes to look at the stats of my Unite in Prayer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The funny thing about praying with incarcerated mothers.

I spent the afternoon praying with women, who were recently released from prison, and I noticed something I think is worth sharing: Incarcerated mothers are just exactly like the rest of us. The moms I prayed with are just ordinary moms, who happen to have spent some time in prison. Like every mom I know, […]

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 […]

Unite in Prayer: To protect the innocence of children

Lord, You are our Heavenly Father and Protector. Thank You for always being present in our lives and the lives of our precious loved ones. In this dark world, please guard our children’s hearts and minds from all negative influences, which would draw them away from You. Fill their lives with faithful, supportive friends. Bless […]