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Lessons I Learned From an Advent Wreath

Lessons I Learned From an Advent Wreath

Every year, when I take out our Advent wreath, I cannot help but smile. The Advent wreath is one of my family’s favorite traditions! Our wreath, in particular, has a story that I enjoy reliving—and retelling—each Advent, for within the story of our Advent wreath is a lesson that I need reminding of each year. In fall 2009, I finally purchased an Advent wreath online. Prior to this, I had made one each year with pillar candles and greenery. But…

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Four Ways to Cultivate a Spirit of Thanksgiving All Month Long

Four Ways to Cultivate a Spirit of Thanksgiving All Month Long

A wave of discouragement rushed over me, as I walked out of the doctor’s office. News of another health issue left me down and discouraged. I felt tired of following the breadcrumb trail. I wanted to be done with diagnoses, recommendations, feeling fatigued and in pain. The sadness lingered as I pulled myself out of bed the next morning. It was business as usual for this mom. The children needed me, whether I felt good or not. As I pulled…

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Faith-Based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-Based Ideas for a Fun Summer

This is my children’s first week of summer vacation. Across the country, if children aren’t on summer vacation, yet, they will be soon. So, I thought this post I wrote for CatholicMom.com last May would be a perfect #WorthRevisit post today. Two weeks from today is my children’s last day of school. Summer is right around the corner. While sifting through summer camp brochures and swim lesson schedules, I wonder how to intertwine our Catholic faith into our summer plans….

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Celebrate! You Are God’s Precious Daughter

Celebrate! You Are God’s Precious Daughter

On this #WorthRevisitWednesday, I am reposting a reflection I wrote today for WINE: Women in the New Evangelization. I couldn’t help but share this reflection here today, too, because well, you’ll see why … Today, my daughter Olivia celebrates her 12th birthday. I look back on the day of her birth with love and laughter. By mid-morning of that day, my second daughter was born, swaddled in a blanket, and sleeping in my arms. My husband and I looked at…

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3 Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

3 Lessons I Learned While Learning to Run

It’s been two years since I first wrote this for CatholicMom.com. I decided to repost this today for #WorthRevisitWednesday, because I am getting ready to get back out on the trails with my favorite fitness group, Moms on the Run. This year I am joining the walking group, due to some of my health issues, but I have a renewed enthusiasm for focusing on what I CAN do to be healthy and strong for my family and all that God is…

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You Are Enough

You Are Enough

For today’s #WorthRevisit post, I found something that I hope is as much of an encouraging reminder for you as it is for me. I originally posted it over on CatholicMom.com on October 28, 2014. My husband left for a business trip Sunday afternoon. It was disappointing that our weekend got cut short, but thankfully, this is not the norm. As my children and I made certain that everything was in order for an early Monday morning—uniforms washed, baths taken, homework completed—I…

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Egg-stravagant Hunt

Egg-stravagant Hunt

On this #EasterWednesday, I found the perfect post for the #WorthRevisit link up! I wrote this five years ago, and oh how little my children look in these photos! While we did not get this egg-stravagant with our Easter Egg Hunt this year, we have fond memories of past Easters and the joy of sharing the Resurrection with others. This Easter Sunday, we hosted our very first Easter Egg Hunt. We invited extended family and those neighbors who were in town….

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Trusting in God’s Patience

Trusting in God’s Patience

Have I told you how much I love #WorthRevisitWednesday? You probably can tell by how much I participate in this link-up! Even if I can’t get to this space much in a week, I try to at least check in here on Wednesdays! Today’s post is not far into the archives. In fact, it is posted today on the WINE: Women in the New Evangelization blog. But since it posted several hours ago over there, this is technically a revisited post!…

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Pressing On

Pressing On

I wrote this, not too long ago … It seems fitting as we continue to press on this Lent toward Easter. So, I am sharing it today in the #WorthRevisit link up. I am on Day 6 of the Whole30, and I have to say, “So far, so good.” Thanks be to God! I have reached a point with my Hashimoto’s where I am fed up with unexpected weight gain, swollen ankles, and chronic fatigue. As in, “I’ll try anything, if I think it…

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Lent Around My Home: Reclaiming My Joy

Lent Around My Home: Reclaiming My Joy

Well, today is my 40th birthday! I don’t have a profoundly deep post all planned out. Life lately has been a bit too zooming fast for me to think ahead, let alone ponder. I know that sounds like an excuse, but it also is reality. Lent has not been slow and reflective, not with a trip to Florida right in the middle of it! Which is why I am embracing these last three weeks as best as I can. What I…

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