Cooking Together Makes the Meals Taste Better
Posted on June 7, 2020 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith During quarantine, my family and I were trying to find things to do. Other than going outside and watching TV, there wasn’t much. One day, my son came up to me asking me if I needed help cooking dinner. My immediate thought was, “This will be A LOT to handle … I […]
Stop Thinking You Can Control Everything
Posted on April 30, 2020 1 Comment
By Gaby Smith I like to take control. I like to make sure everything around me is rightfully in its place, but when it came to Easter this year, I lost it. I saw pictures of people on social media posting with their grandparents. I was shocked. I would do anything to spend Easter with […]
God’s Timeline is Perfect
Posted on March 5, 2020 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but God’s timeline is perfect. I would say that a lot of the time, it doesn’t align with my timeline, my schedule or my routine. If it did align with our schedules, how spontaneous would life be?
The Beauty of Paying Attention
Posted on January 26, 2020 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith We’ve all been there. It’s 6:30 at night, we’re exhausted, dinner isn’t ready, and we just want to go to bed and put a long day behind us.
“Magnifikid” Review: Why we are Obsessed!
Posted on January 14, 2020 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith For my son’s birthday, one of my colleagues gave him a subscription to “Magnifikid.” It’s a child’s version of the “Magnificat” you see once a month with all of the Mass readings and daily prayers. We are obsessed with “Magnifikid.”
Advent is a Happy Time
Posted on December 8, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith Advent is my favorite liturgical season. I love the Masses, the music, the anticipation for the birth of Christ and more. I love the season of giving. Call me cliche, but my favorite time of the year is Advent and Christmas. Our traditions include the Advent wreath and the decorating of the […]
Don’t Know What to Write About, but I’m Grateful
Posted on November 21, 2019 1 Comment
By Gaby Smith There are moments like today that I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I try my best to be a real, upfront person. When you ask me how I am, I tell you. If you were to ask me what this article is going to be about, I’d tell you […]
God’s Landscape is a Beautiful Thing
Posted on November 10, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith There are moments where I step outside and see the Lord through the trees, the mighty Mississippi River and the faint sound of a guitar at a park. God is truly present in these joyous moments. My favorite places where I truly feel the Lord’s presence is at the beach. There’s something […]
The Importance of Our Family
Posted on October 22, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith I love my family. Most of my traveling goes toward visiting family members. We are all spread out across various states and countries. My husband and I both have siblings in military families, so there’s a lot of moving around.
Finding God in Nature
Posted on October 3, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith I love the city. I love the lighted buildings at night, the events, the restaurants, juice bars and coffee shops that are within walking distance. I love the closeness of the stores.
Taking Time to Breathe
Posted on September 22, 2019 Leave a Comment
By Gaby Smith The busyness of moving, work, summer activities and adjusting to a new place has been hectic, yet joyful. God and my body have been reminding me to breathe and take a seat.