“Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another” (Rom 14:19)
“Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give to you” (Acts 3:6)
I am a beloved child of God, happily married to the man God meant just for me. Together we have 10 children and a life rich in Blessings. I know who I am in this life but to my tremendous delight I also know whose I am. I have heard the Lord’s call to be totally devoted in service to Him and am always discerning how He can best use me. The answer is that He’s using me right where I am, as a mother, wife, and as a bereaved parent. I am His.
Bill and I lost our 4-year-old son, Michael, in 2008 to an aggressive brain tumor. During his illness I unintentionally started blogging as I wrote an online journal of our cancer journey. Through that, a world of faith, healing, and love opened up for me. Since that time I have been moved by the spirit to write.
On March 2, 2013 our oldest daughter Anna, at the age of 18, was tragically killed in a car accident. You can read here some of my walk through that grief toward deeper trust and surrender. I am ever on a journey and though I have no idea what God’s plans for me include, I can say with Faith the words Jesus said, “I have come to do your will, my God.”
I hope to share the gospel in a way that is obedient to the teachings of the Catholic Church and gives glory and honor to the Trinity in all ways.
I am so grateful for my husband and my children, and all the ways the Lord teaches me through this vocation of wife and mother. God willing, I will share His wisdom as I continue to grow in faith.
So I write, in the name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Yours In Christ,
I believe in one God, the father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.
For us Men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.