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Sanctifying Rest: Planning a Holy Vacation

Sanctifying Rest: Planning a Holy Vacation Summertime and vacations are nearly synonymous. Many families plan trips around common interests, location or themes. When our family plans a vacation, we found that centering it around our faith has had a wonderful impact on us all. Growing up Catholic meant we had the freedom to explore historical … Continued

Couple being christened

Life Giving Love

Life Giving Love ~ Overcoming Woundedness How Woundedness Affects Our Relationships We all come from a family.  Within our family of origin, our faith, opinions, needs, character, the way we argue and the way we show love, are formed for our future family.  Sometimes we may question why God chose this particular family for each … Continued

Elderly couple holding hands

Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given

Choosing to Live and to Love in the Day that You are Given Yesterday a dear friend’s husband passed from this life. On Christmas Eve, just over a month ago, my best friend’s husband died suddenly. Just four months ago my dad passed away. The fragility of life has my attention. There are seasons in … Continued

Couples Cheersing at a Witness to Love Date Night Event

The Relational Mission of Small Groups

The Relational Mission of Small Groups “God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.”  ~St. Irenaeus of Lyons   What is Discipleship?  A disciple is defined as a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the … Continued