Lessons in Love: Cupcakes and Mercy

I’ve been trying to live my vocation as a mother more purposefully. This morning I was praying, “Lord, show me how to be a better mother to my children. Help me to listen to you when you present us with opportunities for growth. Help me to be present with them in the way they needContinue reading “Lessons in Love: Cupcakes and Mercy”

A Letter to all the Moms and Dads, Caregivers, and Listeners

I was reading a great blog post this morning and it infuriated me. (www.patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic/2015/06/im-triaging-my-life-for-thriving-not-just-surviving/ ). It left me in a tizzy  – the same state that I have been left in after countless conversations in the supermarket and on the sidewalk. The conversation is almost formulaic and it goes like this: “I am caring for my (insert nameContinue reading “A Letter to all the Moms and Dads, Caregivers, and Listeners”

Opening up to the “God of Surprises”

A friend of mine lost his mother this past autumn.  He was a good son – truly generous and always there for his mother during the illness preceding her death. Today, he was so happy that it looked like he was “floating on air.” So, I said, “What’s up?” He said he knew that hisContinue reading “Opening up to the “God of Surprises””

God and the VIP Treatment

So I went to my local coffee shop to get a coffee this morning. I paid and my number was immediately called. The funny thing was, there was a line of ten people in front of me waiting for their coffee too. As I came from the back of the line and was handed myContinue reading “God and the VIP Treatment”