Just a Reminder: You are being carried in your Heavenly Father’s arms.

After shopping last night, I found myself without a coat, lugging 6 bags of groceries and facing the challenge of walking through a total downpour to get into my minivan. Internally, I grumbled. It was cold, I didn’t feel like getting wet, and I didn’t want to deal with soggy bags of food. At that […]

Thank You God for the gift of true and faithful friendship

Friends are like angels with pants on, who have the power to show up in ways we can see. Friends are God’s way of reminding us that His love really is with us, even when the prayer thing isn’t working out the way we hoped.   Saint Thomas Aquinas said “There is nothing on this earth to […]

Prayer of gratitude

Heavenly Father, Thank You. Thank You for the vastness of Your love all around me. Thank You for Your glorious expanse. Thank You for being infinitely more beautiful than I can imagine. Thank You for the mystery of Your grandeur beyond what I perceive. Thank You for dwelling within me. Thank You for pouring Your spirit […]

Christmas prayer

Jesus, all I want for Christmas is the purity of Your presence in my heart. Please fill me with Your wholehearted joy, Your delight, Your truth, Your freedom, Your courage, Your clarity, Your power, and Your unconditional love. Thank You for all that You are and all that you offer us throughout the year and especially […]

Thank You God! For being our rock

Lord, Thank You for the power of Your Word and Spirit. Thank You for the sacraments of Your Church.  Thank You for all the faithful, who are doing Your work in the world. Thank You for the guardian angels working on our behalf. Thank You for Your voice in our hearts. Thank You for being so […]

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 […]