Faith

Learning to Carry My Daily Crosses and Breaking Out of Vicious Cycles

Learning to Carry My Daily Crosses and Breaking Out of Vicious Cycles

Vacation time recently ended for us. Manny took a week off from work because we were supposed to go to New Mexico to visit his family and enjoy the beautiful state. Sadly, we had to cancel, and Manny spent his vacation working on our vehicles. I felt horrible the entire time he was off. Not that it was my fault, […]

by · July 25, 2017 · 1 comment · Daily Life, Faith
Community: The Gift of Witness

Community: The Gift of Witness

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith…” Hebrews 12:1-2 Recently, I shared some thoughts on what it means to live in […]

Be the Change…in Your Home, Community, World

Be the Change…in Your Home, Community, World

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Many of us know this famous quote well. I wonder though, how often these words make us think of the world at large, and not the world right in our backyard? It is easy to think about changing the world — the world far away, the world that isn’t close […]

Byzconsin: Buying Our Home 

Byzconsin: Buying Our Home 

A huge part of our Byzconsin journey involves buying a home. Being able to purchase a reasonably priced home was a huge motivator for us to move to the Midwest. We moved not knowing when we would be able to buy but knowing it would be much more feasible in Wisconsin than in California. When we moved to Wisconsin we […]

Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

Despondency and the Incarnation of God  

   God is in the flesh, not operating from a distance, as did the prophets, but through Him human nature, one with ours, He seeks to bring back all mankind to Himself. –St. Basil the Great With so many tragic events going on in the world right now it is easy to lose hope and to wonder, ‘When will God […]

by · January 25, 2016 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer
Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

Thank God Ahead of Time: A Lesson from Solanus Casey

“Thank God ahead of time, right?” My friend Michael said this to me as we were entering (for the first time) a house that my husband and I were looking at to possibly purchase. ‘What an interesting expression,’ I thought to myself. I didn’t think much more about what he said because I was too busy being nervous about seeing […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 3 comments · Faith, Prayer, Saints
El Santuario de Chimayo

Chimayo Chile and Taking God for Granted

  We lived in New Mexico for a few years and have been visiting family there for along time now. While we were there, I was able to drive up into the hills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains to the beautiful adobe church known as El Santuario de Chimayo for some prayer time and to pick up the best […]

by · October 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Daily Life, Faith
Billy Joel and Saying Goodbye…

Billy Joel and Saying Goodbye…

Lately I have been playing a lot of Billy Joel songs. I don’t play music very often but sometimes it is a necessity. Sometimes life needs a soundtrack. Billy Joel’s music is like sitting and visiting with an old friend. In the song Say Goodbye to Hollywood we hear, So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some […]

by · September 17, 2015 · 5 comments · Daily Life, Faith, Family, Prayer
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