Tag: love

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

When I was a girl of 21, I stood at the altar of a beautiful church with a handsome boy and vowed to be his wife.  I vowed to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  I […]

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

If there is one thing about my inner monologue that needs to change, it’s self-deprecation.  For how long have I thought that being humble, showing humility was all about putting myself down?  Or denying what is true and good about myself? Have you done that?  […]

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. I think I heard this prayer […]

Roxette and Radio Nostalgia

Roxette and Radio Nostalgia

Isn’t it funny how you can be driving along, minding your own business, when a song will come on the radio and knock you back about 30 years? Yep.  That happened to me this morning. So, there I was, just hanging out in my minivan […]

19 Reasons

19 Reasons

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary. 19 years on the 19th!! I’d make some joke about how that can’t be possible because I’m just so young, but I guarantee you it most certainly is possible. Yep. I was a 21 year-old bride and he was […]

My Offering

My Offering

As I was riding in the car the other day, Ike Ndolo‘s song, Offering, popped up on Spotify.  As I listened with one ear and used most of my concentration supervising my teenaged chauffeur, one line really jumped out at me. Jesus, bread of life, bread […]

A Lesson in Love and Reality from a Weekend Away

A Lesson in Love and Reality from a Weekend Away

Last weekend, Greg and I went for a short getaway.  We like to do that every so often.  I’ve written before about why and how we make it happen, and it’s something that really works well for us in our marriage.  These trips we take […]

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

In the Catholic Church, yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Every year on the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate that God chose to be born into a family.  He chose to enter into our world as a child, to have parents, to live […]

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

I’m pretty sure that if love of baking is a genetic thing, I come by it honestly.  The baking gene has been passed down from both sides of my family tree.  My mom is an amazing baker whose sugar cookies and coffee cake are the […]

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

My Dear, Sweet Kiddos, What can I tell you about the insanity that took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that would make you understand?  How can I explain to you why people would treat other human beings in such an absurd and inexcusable […]