Pope Francis, in my opinion, is a rock star. I love that he chose the name Francis. I love that he constantly asks us to pray for him. I love that he exudes hope and inspires us to love more, judge less. Since Pope Francis has declared this a year of Mercy, I want to reflect on that word and topic, and grow spiritually from it. When I first heard of this "Year of Mercy", it translated in my … [Read more...] about Mocha, Mercy and Mondays
The officer replied, "2,200 souls on board, sir". A few months ago my husband and I found ourselves watching the movie Titanic. At one point in the film, after the ship hit the iceberg, there is a scene where the Captain realizes the fate of the boat. He asks a fellow crew member how many people are on board. The officer replies, "2,200 souls on board, sir". His response really struck me. I … [Read more...] about Soul Searching
Your Kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7 A few years ago I heard my brother-in-law talking about "The Secret". He spoke with such … [Read more...] about How “The Secret” Reinforced My Faith
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? What's your take on "giving something up for Lent"? Personally, I don't even bother making New Year's Resolutions. As for Lent, I think I gave up Facebook a couple of times, but have been "lazy" with truly reflecting on and persevering with either. I can honestly tell you that I have never, ever said,"I will eat less chocolate". This year will be no … [Read more...] about When New Year’s Resolutions are Out of Your League . . .
Our family truly had a Blessed Christmas! As I write this, I am listening to our son play with his Hess truck - which by the way could be the loudest toy ever created . . . like ever. Seriously. Anyway, I digress . . . Having a three year old not only makes the house louder and life more busy, it intensifies the magic that is Christmas. That childlike faith that Jesus reminded his disciples … [Read more...] about Ten Simple Reminders Were the Best Gifts This Christmas
I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and are now getting into a festive spirit! I thought I would let you know about some small businesses, so if you are looking for gift ideas and want to support a smaller company, look no further! Pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or wine and have fun browsing and shopping! SaongJai SaongJai offers heartfelt, handcrafted, Catholic … [Read more...] about Small Business Saturday 2015