Standing by your Convictions

It’s a trying time to be alive. Quite honestly the older and wiser I become the less I am able to see the world through the innocent eyes of that of a child. The times we live in are defying times. For those of us trying to live by the word of God and the…

Discipline: 2019 Word of the Year

Health, warrior, fearless, these were a few words that I contemplated over the course of a handful of weeks in choosing my word of intentionality for 2019. Health, obviously because I was/am determined to have 2019 be a year of intentionally seeking out ways to implement a healthier lifestyle whether it be through the meals…

Setting The Foundation

For anything to be built in life a strong and firm foundation is needed. This is true of relationships, marriages, families, careers, homes and just anything in general in life. If you don’t start today to sow then young reap anything tomorrow because nothing was ever planted. Foundations require persistence, consistency, will, drive and discipline.…

Fear

“You worry a lot” the older gentleman had told me months ago as he prayed over me. My graze met his “yes” I replied although I was pretty certain I didn’t worry “a lot”. I worry the normal amount any adult in my position would worry. I worry about my kids’ well being. I worry…

The Best Time to Pray

Prayer changes things. I have seen first hand accounts of prayer changing circumstances, changing individuals, lives, hearts and souls. Even having experienced the impactful and profound effect of the power of prayers I often times find it challenging and almost daunting to pray. It’s sad. We are given so many blessings and opportunities by our…

Holiday Consumerism and the Minimalist

Holiday consumerism and the minimalist, the two just don’t belong and though I may not be a minimalist in comparison to those whom are true minimalist with a 12 item wardrobe and am accounted inventory of every item in the home, I am an intentionalist. I seek intentionality when making purchases. I think twice sometimes…

Jeremiah 29:11

It was a cold December winter evening many years ago. I had finished walking an outdoor holiday festival light show and entered into the gift shop following my mother and daughter. We were “window shopping” if you will, the gifts of Catholic home goods, tools, sacramentals and decor. I had nothing in particular in mind…