Los Americanos Stole The Day of the Dead

Los Americans stole my holiday... but I'm not angry, I'm thrilled. I'm talking about "Day of the Dead", of course....more

Brittany Maynard's Right to Die: Is It a Sin?

[Editor's Note: As of 10/302014, Brittany Maynard has delayed her plans to end her life.]I can never forget that time in college I had to write about euthanasia. What is euthanasia? The act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering (http://www.merriam-webster.com). As I was doing my research, something about euthanasia didn't feel right....more
This post was way beyond anything I can imagine being thought, much less being said, much less ...more

In Honor of Rest: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang...more
Liesl Garner  Thank you for reading, Liesl!more

Los Americanos Stole The Day of the Dead

Los Americans stole my holiday... but I'm not angry, I'm thrilled. I'm talking about "Day of the Dead", of course....more

I will not be a Christian Terrorist

I will not persecute my brother/sisters, then say I did it in the name of Christ.*I will love those who do not like me. It is okay. They probably love me right back. Yet, it doesn't matter whether they love me right back, Christ has taught to love them anyway.*I will not study scripture and doctrine so that I may use it against others, then justify it by saying I am doing Christ's work.*I will study scripture and doctrine to uplift them, and myself.*...more

You Can’t Know

You can’t know. You can only believe- C.S. Lewis in  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Joy of Mothering &...more

Stop Worrying + Trust More

It is a hard thing for me to do: not worry about tomorrow. I am a planner, a strategist, a thinker. I imagine each possible scenario to a situation before pitching an idea, and I carefully idealize each hour of my day. It's exhausting, and I wish I was more easy going. I find myself tightly bound into a ball at the end of each day....more

Parenting

Parenting is hard...these people, big and small, that God has entrusted to us...to grow, care for, and guide. The people we love more than words can adequately express...our children....more

The Going-For-It Rule

I have decided to go for it. When I first started my blog a few months ago I did so for fun, because I kept having ideas I wanted to write about and I love writing. I didn't want to have any pressure or any have to's....more

Why Sometimes We Need To Stop Looking For A Greater Purpose

The faint sounds of clapping swirled in and out with the wind. When the wind stilled, the air seemed to carry the slightest noise for miles. Still and calm for but a moment. In rhythmic fashion the wind came and went. Gliding in and out. Each time the sound of clapping returned, then stilled....more

Ezekiel’s Bones and The Church

Pope  Francis always emphasizes that God is in charge and in control of the Church, not man. In Ezekiel, it is God who, through the prophet, sends the Spirit upon the skeletons. Ezekiel humbly admits he doesn’t know what God’s plan is. Similarly, it is God Himself who breathes His life into the Body, the Church....more

Gentle Reminder Lest We Forget

Take up your cross daily. Deny self. God is faithful even when we are faithless. Be willing to give up everything to please God. Follow Jesus....more

What You Say is What You Get

A couple of days ago, I saw a vanity license plate on a little red truck which read "IMNDEBT." I was really surprised that someone would declare to the world on their license plate - not a bumper sticker - but a license plate - that they are in debt!  Not that being in debt is anything to be ashamed of (though we should all be working on getting and staying out of debt), to declare it over and over again (that's what this guy is doing by placing this on a permanent license plate), means "in debt" is where he will remain....more