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caregiver, Catholic Family, Dignity

Seeing the Gift

This smiling young man in his First Communion suit turns twenty-one today. Eighteen of those years he and his sister Sarah spent with us, fifteen of them as “official family” since we adopted them in 2005. Like many children with hard pasts, they were a handful. More than once I wondered if God was granting my exasperated mother’s wish, “One day may the Lord give you a child. Just. Like. You.”

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Catholic Family, Family Life, Homeschool, Self Care, Uncategorized, Women's Ministry

This Fall May be a Season of Pruning and That’s Okay

Finding balance in our busy lives is hard. This year, my aspirations of autumn “me time” in a quiet café with a pumpkin spice latte are cooling off faster than my re-microwaved home brew. Here are some ideas to reclibrate and practice holy pruning. It's all about your vocation.