Devotions

Our Holy Father

Our Holy Father

He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name . . . .” // Luke 11:2 It’s the third prayer I learned how to pray, after...
October 05, 2022
Bring Yourself and That’s Enough

Bring Yourself and That’s Enough

With what shall I come before the Lord? // Micah 6:6 We rescued the statue from the clearance pile, Jesus and His Sacred Heart tossed among the concrete turtles and...
July 18, 2022
Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

"It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain." // John 15:16 I shouldn’t have been...
May 14, 2022
Laboring for the Ones He Loves

Laboring for the Ones He Loves

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” // Luke 10:2 All my cousin wanted was a pumpkin pie, and there I was, three days before Christmas, frantically running...
December 06, 2021
Honored by Him

Honored by Him

Dishes had been washed, laundry folded, kitchen cleaned, house tidied, all after a long day of work. I just wanted watch an episode of some stupid sitcom before going to...
July 30, 2021
Changed By His Voice

Changed By His Voice

It was always a treat to go to the mall with my mom. Walking to store after store, stopping for a hot pretzel at Auntie Anne’s, maybe picking up Chick-Fil-A...
April 27, 2021
Best Flowers, Best Oil, Best Friend

Best Flowers, Best Oil, Best Friend

My dad sends my mom flowers every other week. The arrangements are simple, a dozen roses, some daisies, or her favorite, hydrangeas. But every other week, usually on Monday or...
March 29, 2021
We Go Last

We Go Last

My sense of justice was quite strong as a kid, which is why in the third grade I reminded my teacher that the boys had left the classroom first for...
August 18, 2020
Firmly Rooted in His Love

Firmly Rooted in His Love

The flight landed late, and for the life of me I couldn’t remember where I parked the car. After nearly a half hour of searching, furiously punching the key-fob as...
June 25, 2020