White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, was simply AMAZING. My family and I have been wanting to visit it every since we moved to El Paso. With the high winds dying down a bit we finally jumped on the opportunity to visit and we were not disappointed. The sand dunes were so powdery white that Alexis… Continue reading Our Trip to White Sands National Monument
My family and I travel frequently and we often find ourselves in beautiful situations. After long consideration, I have finally decided to try my hand at photography. Thanks to my wonderful husband for believing in me so much that he purchased my first Canon Rebel for me! I am beyond excited to begin this new… Continue reading Photography
Tell me! What motivates you? What do you think about when you get up in the morning that gets you out of bed? I think about my daughter, my husband, and the life that I want us all to have. I think about the people that don't have a roof over their heads, the people… Continue reading What Motivates you?
I was 10 years old, scared, and sitting in the hallway of a single wide trailer. It was dark, the wind was beating up against the outside walls, and the windows were whistling. The breaker fuse had blown like it usually did when it stormed. My parents were listening to the battery powered radio trying… Continue reading Testimony of Faith: Childhood
Sometimes we forget to “Be still.” Sometimes we forget that HE is there. He is always reaching for us. He loves us in His entirety. Let us BE STILL and wait. In time He will reveal what is pure, what is great, and what is perfect for us.
A little Christian humor to get the day started
Visiting his grandparents, a small boy opened the big family Bible.
He was fascinated as he looked through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out. He picked it up and found that it was an old leaf that had been pressed flat between the pages.
“Mama, look what I have found,” he called out.
“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.
With astonishment in his voice, the boy answered, “I think that it’s Adam’s underwear!”
A preacher was completing a temperance sermon.
With great expression he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river!”
The congregation nodded their approval.
With even greater emphasis he added, “And if I had all the wine in the world I’d take it and throw it into the river, too!”
The people clapped and were saying “Amen”.
And then finally, he…
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4 am hugs goodbye The toddler pees the bed Have few friends because I'm shy Thinking hurts my head Waiting for a call Baby has a fever Look at her sweet face How can he leave her? Laundry needs folding Dishes piled up Grocery shopping is horrific Can't find a sippy cup … Continue reading ODE TO The Military Wife
Nothing like Sunday morning. I’m always in tears at every Mass. Feeling God’s presence is breathtaking. I feel him waiting for me at the alter. Everyone around me disappears and it’s just me and him. I feel so loved. I feel so warm. He knows ME. He cares about ME. He loves ME.
It is a beautiful sight to see, in my mind, The Lord, Jesus Christ walking in parallel with His priest toward the Ambo during the singing of the Alleluia, but being much larger in stature than the priest and adorned in white cloth instead of green, with golden filigree and embroidery, with a crown, walking confidently, and with a slight smile as He contemplates the love He will serve in His Word.
Likewise, it is beautiful to see the Lord, Jesus Christ coming forward in the clouds when the Sanctus is sung. At the Epiclesis, He breathes, “Receive My Spirit – receive Me.” In Holy Communion, there He Is to give Himself for you – smiling affectionately, “I AM truly happy that you are here.”
These images have come to me over the last several weeks during several Sunday Masses. I am happy now to share them.
Let us actively…
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When I was in elementary school I remember sitting at the jungle gym during lunch time. I can't recall who I was with but I was with some friends. Out of no where this little girl in my grade came up to me and bluntly said to me "I feel sorry for you, because my… Continue reading I Am Not Poor