Return to the Heart

Return to the Heart

Return to the Heart   There is an old(er) delightful rom-com called Return to Me that I loved growing up, and still will turn to when I am in need of some light-hearted laughter, a sweet love story...
In the Silence

In the Silence

In the silence   I take a lot of nature walks with my children. Not only do I love being outside, but with four busy, active kiddos (three boys), spending time in the great outdoors gives them a c...
Broken Yet Beautiful

Broken Yet Beautiful

Broken Yet Beautiful   October is a month of contrasts. At least here in the Midwest where I live, there are days where the stunning colors of changing leaves against moody gray skies makes every d...
Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

  I remember seeing him, stooped and shaky, being pushed on a wheeled platform down the long aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica because he could no longer walk it. Despite his diminishing stature and th...
Suffering and Joy
grief

Suffering and Joy

Today, on this day of remembrance, I stand in this funny mingling of sorrow and gratitude. This moment hits differently than it did 4yrs ago as I stood on the San Antonio Riverwalk, staring at that...
Together on the Way

Together on the Way

Community is where the often messy, hard, and beautiful work of loving one another becomes more than an idea but a reality that we live.
Give Thanks in All Things

Give Thanks in All Things

Giving Thanks in All Things Five years ago, I, along with many others, made a modern-day pilgrimage to the gritty and incredible city of Detroit for the beatification of a saint-in-the-making, Ble...
United to Christ, and to One Another
grief

United to Christ, and to One Another

There is a saying that I find to be so simple, profound, and true: “Joy shared is joy multiplied. Grief shared is grief divided.”
She Pondered these things in her heart.
Seven Sorrows

She Pondered these things in her heart.

"When I hear, “She pondered these things in her heart,” echoing in my mind, I am reminded to ask myself, “Who am I turning to first?” Am I looking for validation from other people—or am I creating ...