Come, Lord Jesus

I achingly remember last year’s Christmas. I remember feeling like I could fall to pieces at any second. And I did, once we got home. Christmas Eve began a series of nights where I laid in bed, shattered and weeping. I remember apologizing to my husband (whose mother was in the hospital) and I asked … More Come, Lord Jesus

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Amazingly, despite being a secular holiday, it’s remained largely untouched by commercialism. Contrast it with Halloween, for example – Halloween decorations and (completely inappropriately) lights, have been deployed earlier and earlier in the month of October in preparation for the big night. Similarly, Christmas decorations typically go on … More Thanksgiving

Envy, and Walking with Our Friends in Charity

Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet, and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, namely, You … More Envy, and Walking with Our Friends in Charity

Holding Gabriel

…in the extreme night which no word penetrates, there will be a voice that calls us, a hand that takes our hand and leads us on. ~ Joseph Ratzinger There are a range of emotions that strike us as we navigate the rough terrain of infertility: frustration, anger, jealousy, hopelessness, to name only some of … More Holding Gabriel

Waiting on God

I recently stumbled across this quote on my Facebook feed: “What God is doing in you during this season of waiting is equally as important as the very thing you are waiting for.” -Sean Feucht In life’s journey, it is easy to look to the goal and get so fixated on the desired outcome that … More Waiting on God