The Greatest Love – Laying Down Our Lives For Others

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."   John 15:12-13 It's Mother's Day today, and as I reflect on what motherhood means, one word that immediately comes to mind is sacrifice.  As … Continue reading The Greatest Love – Laying Down Our Lives For Others

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Mothering Like Mary, Mother of Jesus

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to … Continue reading Mothering Like Mary, Mother of Jesus

Struggling to Sleep – Allowing Flowers to Bloom Uninterrupted

Parenting is not for the faint-hearted.  Everyone who is a parent can attest to that.  One of the most difficult challenges in our house with kids has been sleep-related.  Without getting too specific, suffice it to say that at age 5&7, they just started sleeping through the night THIS YEAR, and have only done so … Continue reading Struggling to Sleep – Allowing Flowers to Bloom Uninterrupted

The Life Within – Conception, Fertility, and Loss

For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;     your works are wonderful,     I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you     when I was made in the secret place,     when I was woven together in the depths of … Continue reading The Life Within – Conception, Fertility, and Loss