40 Days for Life kicks off their campaign today in prayer to end abortion and for healing for women, men and our nation. This year there are 301 campaigns internationally! To find a location near you, visit here. Another great way to join in is to fast for the next 40 days. Give up something, your favorite candy, tv, drinking soda or something that... [Read more...]Courageous, in theaters Friday
Last May I had the opportunity to watch a preliminary screening of the new movie Courageous. From the producers of Fireproof comes a powerful film about fathers, friendship and faith. Weaved into the storyline is a tale of a group of police officers, their daily struggles in family and faith, trying to care and protect their families and community. I... [Read more...]7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 5)
1. This has been the week of cops. Good and bad. Let’s start with the bad. I’m driving serenely on my way to work as I notice a cop car next to me in the left lane. I think to myself, oh I should be friendly and wave, because cops are nice. I was taught that from Sesame Street. They are here to help protect and serve, right? Right! But... [Read more...]Charting and the benefits to knowing how God created you!
I learned the art of charting back in 1999. A group of my girlfriends and I went to an introductory Natural Family Planning (NFP) class. We weren’t engaged to anyone, we weren’t even dating anyone. We just wanted to learn about charting our cycles and learn more about our bodies. Let me tell you, I learned more in that 1.5 hour class than... [Read more...]7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 3)
1. This can be a difficult prayer for me to pray, but I think St. Ignatius hit the nail on the head with this one. Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give... [Read more...]