What consumes you?

tenth avenue north

I recently heard a sermon that talked about consumption. The saying "you are what you eat" can be taken as so much more. What if it said "you are what you consume"? Do you watch a ton of TV, listen to negative talk radio, or spend too much time on your smartphone? Is your life consumed with family and good, or are you consumed with things that don't matter? I am¬†receiving a promotional item in … [Read more...]

He only received 3 gifts

3 gifts for Jesus

This post was originally written and posted in 2010. While some things have changed, including another child being born, we still follow this one simple tradition. We honor Jesus on Christmas and don't overindulge with gifts. Our kids have accepted this tradition without any complaint. They choose 3 gifts they want the most each year. We have added one other gift as one from us (mom and dad) but … [Read more...]

It was a wonderfully blessed day!

Johnny First Communion on steps

One of the most rewarding things I have found in my life as a mother is seeing the presence of God in my kids' lives. This past weekend was one of those moments where I was able to see it very brightly. Johnny made his First Communion on Saturday. He was dressed up and looking so handsome. Seeing his love for Jesus has been such an amazing thing for me. Watching him pray, sing his love, and be … [Read more...]

Oh what a difference a year makes!

nye 2012

New Year's Eve of 2012 is when everything kinda happened. Jemma wasn't feeling well and she slept in the chair with me all night. It was the next day that I decided to take her to the hospital and the whole nightmare started and continued for 32 days. I have been a ball of nerves this past week. I have told you all before how I honestly think I have PTSD from Jemma's hospitalization. It doesn't … [Read more...]