This Thanksgiving, Give Grace

This Thanksgiving, Give Grace






In my last post, Should You Correct a Sinner, I tiptoed into the arena of sin. When we see someone we love making choices that we know aren’t in align with the Gospel, what are we to do? About a year ago, I made an appointment with a certified sex addiction therapist. I needed her help because in my work (educating parents on how to effectively communicate and educate and safeguard their home to raise porn-resistant kids) I hear a…

Read More Read More

Should You Correct a Sinner?

Should You Correct a Sinner?






When I was in my late 20’s, I read this quote, “Would someone, looking in on your life, have enough EVIDENCE to convict you of being a Christian?” Hmm…I thought about that. My faith was all in my heart. Did I have tangibles for my faith? I thought about the songs I listened to, the movies I watched, the books I read, the art in my home and the words out of my mouth. Nothing really said “CHRISTIAN.” How does one begin…

Read More Read More

Create Chipotle at Aldi’s!

Create Chipotle at Aldi’s!






We love Chipotle. But for our family of ten, buying Chipotle would cost over $100, with extra guacamole and chips all around. Aldi to the rescue! For those of you that do not have an Aldi’s in your town, I am so sorry. Aldi’s is a discount grocery store, a relative of Trader Joe’s. Their food is good and it is so.much.cheaper.than.a.regular.grocery.store. One day I was browsing in my favorite Aldi’s and I really looked at their Mexican/Spanish food section….

Read More Read More

Create Real Connection with Your Teen

Create Real Connection with Your Teen






If you have a teen that is struggling with sexual sin, I get your pain and your sorrow and your guilt.  I am a Catholic mom of eight children, aged 9-24. I have made tons of mistakes in my mothering. It’s not easy raising children in today’s world. I believe that the biggest temptation facing our children today is the internet. Our children, young and old, are in the midst of massive temptations and pressures. I have written extensively about two…

Read More Read More

A Divine Moment in Lincoln, Nebraska

A Divine Moment in Lincoln, Nebraska






Last Tuesday night I was in the middle of giving a presentation at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Lincoln, Nebraska, when I just stopped. I stood in the middle of their gym, in front of 300 parents, and as I looked at my adult son, Eric, I had a Divine Moment. Many of you reading this already know our story; for those of you that don’t know us, I am a large, loud Catholic mother of eight. I live in…

Read More Read More

Celebrating the life of Reuben Doerneman

Celebrating the life of Reuben Doerneman






My husband’s father passed away last week, on October 2, 2017. Reuben Doerneman was a kind soul. He was born on February 5, in 1932 to Theodore and Amelia Doerneman. They were a farming family in northern Nebraska. Reuben was the first child in his family to go to high school and they sent him to Conception Seminary High School. As the story goes, Reuben was basically asked to leave his senior year because he was writing a few too…

Read More Read More

Update on Shay and her Baby Boy!

Update on Shay and her Baby Boy!






Shay Plunkett is a brave young woman and many of you have been following her story. Many of you have asked about her recently. You want an update! For those of you that didn’t walk on this journey with us, Shay was a former basketball player on my daughter’s college team; when Shay became pregnant, Rachel reached out to her. Rachel was highly concerned about the baby. She knew that Shay was not sure what she should do. I got to…

Read More Read More

Run, David, Run

Run, David, Run






I love being a mom, especially now that all of my kids can feed and wipe themselves. I love my three bigs. They are confident. Funny. When they visit, it’s a party. I love my three mediums. They are in high school and they are emerging as people. It’s been fantastic to watch. They are gaining confidence in themselves and in their choices. I love my two littles. Thomas is in seventh grade, David is in third. Every single morning…

Read More Read More

Please enter Google Username or ID to start!
Example: clip360net or 116819034451508671546
Title
Caption
File name
Size
Alignment
Link to
  Open new windows
  Rel nofollow