By Gaby Smith
This morning, I was laying in bed with a cup of coffee. It’s my morning tradition and a little “reward” for getting up at 5 a.m. for work. I love coffee in bed and look forward to it every day.
After my son was done with his breakfast, he ran and jumped in my bed (luckily I had time to put my coffee down before it spilled everywhere). Read More
By Courtney Elmer
Have you looked in the mirror today?
I’m sure you have at least once … what did you tell yourself?
Was it something positive? Or were you silently kicking yourself for something you did or didn’t do? Something you have or don’t have? Read More
By Kim Roberts
So, my first-born, eldest daughter became engaged on Good Friday.
While she has been out of college for three years and working and supporting herself as a graphic designer for some time now, I can’t help but think of her as my little girl. Read More
By Kevin Sprehe
Praying with my children could often be better described as a circus, herding cats or a fire drill. Half the time they are jumping on my shoulders, running around throwing toys, doing cartwheels or simply not paying attention. Read More
By Gavin C. Lewis
Father’s Day holds so many different meanings for me, because I grew up without my father.
What I realized growing up and watching other families celebrate, is that there is no standard way to celebrate Father’s Day, unlike other holidays. Read More
By Leslie Bertucci
There is more to us than meets the eye. We are more than just flesh and blood; we are soul and spirit. So the day we become part of the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism is just as important as the day we are born. Maybe more so. Read More
By Greg Zambrano
“Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.” Amen.
You can also find the Latin version which is also spectacular, “Veni Sancte Spiritus.”
We pray this prayer together as a family at the end of the rosary to always remember and honor the Holy Spirit. Read More
By Casey Sprehe
Feasts and fasts. Purifications and celebrations. The church’s extremes throughout the year are chances for me to model for my kids what liturgical living looks like.
Pentecost – the birthday of the church – is a time we draw them into the celebration more than Sunday Mass. Read More
By Sarah McDonald
As I have written about before, we have five children; a pretty large family by today’s standards though it is perfectly normal for me having grown-up the oldest of five.
I had an incredible childhood filled with opportunity and never wanting for anything.