It's been a bit quiet over here on the blog for the past few weeks. A great sadness entered into my family's life on February 4th, and it's taken me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. It didn't seem right to write about anything else besides this, and I felt … Continue reading Walking Through Lent During A Time of Loss
I have to admit, whenever I think about this question the first thing that pops in my head is this: https://giphy.com/gifs/saturday-night-live-jim-carrey-parody-12mgpZe6brh2nu But Night At The Roxbury is not what we are here to talk about today. And, just a hunch, but I'm not sure those guys would be able to contribute too much to the … Continue reading What Is Love?
Ten years ago, JP and I entered into the Sacrament of Marriage. We celebrated our anniversary on May 26, 2017. It was a beautiful day, and we are so thankful for each other, and for God growing us in love this past decade. We started the week off by watching our wedding video, and looking … Continue reading Celebrating Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary!
Here's my latest Catholic Stand article: Thanks! Easter Chocolates, Slavery, and Our Responsibility as Christians
I sit here, smack dab in the middle of Holy Week, anticipating the approaching daylight, but still knowing we have the darkness of Good Friday and Holy Saturday to pass through on our way to it. And I am in awe. In awe of the fact that we exist. We are on a ball floating in … Continue reading Existence and Jesus: What Are The Odds?
When a set of grandparents takes the kiddos for a few days, you begin to remember certain things. Like, for example, how to have a complete thought. As well as how to use the restroom by yourself. But getting that little bit of space, even for a couple of days, has helped put some perspective … Continue reading When The Kids Leave and Mom has Time to Breathe
Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant by something he said? Me (JP)? All the time! In my most recent encounter with this, while I was listening to the Gospel of John on audio I got to the scene where Jesus is on trial. On a couple occasions, Jesus’ accusers ask him who he is. … Continue reading You Say That I Am
JP's last post, found here if you haven't read it, gave some insight into Jp's journey during a period of time where our marriage has been transformed. I (Lorelei) would now like to share my simultaneous journey. It's one of the most personal, and, for us, the most powerful in our marriage so far. When … Continue reading A Story of Healing
About a year ago, during what I (JP) refer to as my re-conversion to Christianity, I read a book called "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer. It was a wonderful book. It got me very quickly to realize how small I have traditionally made God out to be. But it also got me to realize how … Continue reading Knowing Jesus
Recently Lorelei and I found ourselves in a lovely conversation with a dear old friend of ours from years back - although we only knew each other for a brief time before he left the state for a career move, it only took a few minutes of conversation to be right back in the thick … Continue reading What is Truth?