By Ana Borden
Since the pandemic and restrictions started nearly a year ago, I have searched for any opportunity to find positivity and be grateful for moments during this time of uncertainty and chaos.
On days when I feel most cloudy in spirit, I seek deeply to find what lesson God wants me to learn during these times. Read More
By Jenny Dendinger
After half of us tested positive for COVID-19, my family spent most of January in quarantine. Thankfully, we only experienced mild symptoms, so isolation was the hardest part.
Returning to the “virtual front pew” was more difficult than we anticipated, but we did our best to offer it up as we waited out our quarantine. Read More
By Kristy Solis
Have you ever felt like you were waiting for something? Yet, you are not sure what it may be?
In so many ways, life can feel like this. As we journey through this pandemic, we are waiting for so many norms to occur; yet, time is just passing by quickly. Read More
By Megan Lacourrege
A few years ago, I was teaching in the parish school of religion to sixth graders. We were studying the Old Testament. When we got to the story of how David became king, I was struck by the similarities to the fairy tale “Cinderella.”
God instructs the prophet Samuel to go to Jesse’s house where he will be told who the next king is. Read More
By Kim Roberts
Hands down, one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had the privilege of undertaking is becoming a mother to three perfect (most of the time) children.
I would not trade one moment of being a mother for anything in the world. Nothing has meant more to me or been more rewarding than raising my children. Read More
By Greg Zambrano
When I thank God for his most amazing, essential and fundamental grace, the grace of life came to mind recently when I reflected on Jesus’ Nativity. We are given, at conception, the most brilliant gift – existence.
Whenever discuss the importance of thanksgiving to God with my children, one exercise comes to mind. I ask them to stand away from any object and to stretch out one hand. They can wave their hand up and down, side to side. At that point, I ask if they can feel anything. No matter how many times they try, they reply that they don’t feel anything. Read More
By Charla Spalluto Misse
As a parent, I think our job is to get our children into heaven … not the “right” school or the “best” clubs, which are wonderful goals. The primary focus, so hard to keep in a noisy and secular world, should be on the ultimate prize – eternity with our loving father, God. Read More
By Michelle Macicek
Last summer, a dear friend and I were inspired to pilot a small bible study for our middle-school daughters. We had both recently purchased a bible study book for our girls and, in talking about starting it with them, the Spirit led us to get a few girls together and go for it. Read More
By Jenny Dendinger
My family experienced our first Latin Mass on a Tuesday morning in December. It was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass started at 7 a.m., so it required extra effort to get our five kids out of the door in time, but the pep talk we gave them the night before seemed to help.
We arrived with only a few minutes to spare, but I’ll always remember the pastor’s reassuring smile as we walked in the door. Read More