John-Paul: Made New in Christ

Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift.... We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried … Continue reading John-Paul: Made New in Christ

TMIY Pilgrimage: Into the Heart of the Holy Family

Wrapping up the Europe pictures! After about 10 days on our own in Rome and Paris, we met up with a pilgrimage group. This pilgrimage group was formed through the organization Paradisus Dei, based out of Houston. Paradisus Dei has lots of different avenues of ministry, but their main branch is a men's group called … Continue reading TMIY Pilgrimage: Into the Heart of the Holy Family

Enough is Enough – Let’s just get these Europe photos up!

I've been at war with myself. For some reason, I have z.e.r.o. motivation to type about our trip. But so many new things keep happening in our life and I want to write about those! But my blog-conscience will not allow me to do so until I've cleared the Europe hurdle.So I sit down to … Continue reading Enough is Enough – Let’s just get these Europe photos up!

Rome, Day 2

What a perfect day in Rome! We woke up and met Mike Zimmerman on our way to the Vatican. There’s something really lovely about being awake and walking around before a city begins the daily hustle and bustle. You can absorb the scenery with ease rather than fighting the crowds. We continued on our way … Continue reading Rome, Day 2

West Virginia is for Lovers

I ventured to a new land for to witness the nuptials of Kait and Casey Patterson - West Virginia. Casey was raised in Buckhannon, and I had the pleasure of seeing his home town and meeting his incredible family. I also got to spend the days leading up to the wedding hanging out with Kait … Continue reading West Virginia is for Lovers

All Feminine Hygiene Kits Made it to Malawi!

This morning Genna sent me a picture of the Malawian women who received the feminine hygiene kits that we made here at the parish. I am so touched, thrilled and overjoyed to see these kits in the hands of the women!! Praise be to God that everything we shipped made it safely and on time … Continue reading All Feminine Hygiene Kits Made it to Malawi!

He is Risen! Alleluia!

Ashlie, we're into the 2nd week of Easter already. Get with the Liturgical Times. In between addressing wedding envelopes for a dear friend and bake sales for third graders and making tator tots for my lonely self while Josh is out of town (I make myself sound a lot more miserable than I am. Don't … Continue reading He is Risen! Alleluia!