They killed her entire family . . . with machetes. And she forgave them. Yet, I have a difficult time forgiving someone because they "hurt my feelings" on more than one occasion. And it's not just me. I hear it all the time. "I know I should forgive, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT." And we truly believe we have a right to hold a grudge. That this certain circumstance, whatever it may be, is … [Read more...] about Mocha, Mercy and Mondays: Forgiving all injuries
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my About Me page for more details. "Diana" was 17 and in high school. She thought she may have been pregnant, but just to make absolutely sure, she went to Planned Parenthood to find out. She felt like the walls were closing in on her. She sat in the examination room and heard the words she did not want to hear: "Yes, you are pregnant". "Diana" … [Read more...] about Dear Beautiful Woman Considering an Abortion
As we entered into Holy Week, I started thinking, "I need help with this one." Talking to a three-year-old about Jesus' death and Resurrection is a challenge to say the least. I found myself talking much more about the Easter Bunny than Jesus. And wow . . . that was not what I pictured myself doing before I was a parent. Meanwhile I am finding myself researching The Works of Mercy. In my … [Read more...] about Happy Saints Works of Mercy eBook Review
For years my husband and I longed to have children. When holidays came around, our desire for a family intensified. It didn't seem right for two adults to sit around dying Easter eggs. The absence of a child was, well . . .a downer. In our effort to keep our spirits high, my husband and I gave one another Easter baskets. And now, we have a child! And this year, finally . . . he's old enough to … [Read more...] about Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, Easter.
From My Heart to Yours: Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to seriously consider this option. It's not easy, but it demonstrates how much you care about the life of your child. Thank goodness pregnancy is typically nine months and not nine weeks. Taking the time to consider an adoption plan is admirable - even though not everyone will agree. Please talk to your family about adoption. … [Read more...] about From My Heart: The 10 things I want all women considering adoption to hear . . .
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