Tag: love

An Advent of Love

An Advent of Love

This week, we light the second candle on our Advent wreaths.  To the Hope we found last week, now we add an Advent of Love.  Love of the Father who sent us His Son.  Love of the Son who humbled himself to be born into […]

An Advent of Hope

An Advent of Hope

Hope.  Such a short word; such earth-shaking meaning.  It inspires us, lightens our loads, carries us onward.  Hand in hand with faith, Hope draws us out of ourselves and into something greater.  And in this first week of Advent, our focus on Hope brings us […]

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

Bzzzzz. My Apple Watch buzzed my wrist at about 10:35 that Friday morning.  That was nothing new, though.  My sisters and I were famous for having these texting sprees that would go on and on to the point where I would sometimes take off my […]

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

7 Siblings, 300 Years, 1 Amazing Milestone

I was a 15 year-old sophomore in high school when my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  That is quite a milestone, isn’t it?  Even at such a young age, I remember feeling the importance of it.  Looking back, it seems like such a long […]

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 […]