What Faithful Catholics Want You To Know

I have been meaning to put the right words together in regards to the abuse we have all heard about in the Catholic Church. I am angry, ashamed, and disheartened, as are many of my brothers and sisters in the Church. I have come to realize that Satan is basking in his false sense of…

The Brave Will Heal

As many of you know by now, I am in a constant battle with the wounds and inner demons I have suffered throughout my lifetime. I have been making progress on the war front and I am learning new strategies, but my fight is far from over. The thing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and most…

Depression Is All Around Us

Depression and mental illness are far more common than people realize. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will be affected by mental illness at one point in their lives. Nearly two-thirds of people with mental illness never seek help for reasons including stigma, discrimination, and neglect. This is a sad…

Finding the Humor in Parenting Woes

Life as a stay at home parent with 5 kids is hardly ever dull, especially considering that four of my kids are rowdy boys. The things they say and do, and the “creative” (pronounced shocking) ways they do it, never cease to amaze me. Just the other day, what started out as a funny water…

Finding Peace with Thomas A. Kempis

I have been reading Thomas A. Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ, and I cannot say enough about its relevancy in today’s world. I am finding myself highlighting literally every other sentence I read because the words are so moving. Look around in the world today. What do we see? So much distress and sadness! It…

Check out my Facebook page!

I want to remind all of you that I post regularly on my Facebook page, where you will find funny videos and updates on my crazy life. Please like and follow my page and share with your friends! Thanks for the support!

My Interview on the Morning Air Show!

I had the pleasure of joining John Harper on the Morning Air Show once again! We discussed my post, “Fathers–It’s Never Too Late”. I had a great time talking about the ups and downs of fatherhood and sharing my own stories of healing. The link below will take you to the show’s website. My interview…

Why I am Pro-Life

The Walk For Life–West Coast is tomorrow, January 27th. In celebration of this beautiful event I wanted to share why I am pro-life. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are studies all over the Internet confirming this and you don’t have to be Catholic to believe the statistics. I…

My Favorite Tom Petty Songs

Tom Petty has been my all-time favorite artist for as long as I can remember. The first album I listened to was Full Moon Fever, and I was immediately hooked on his music. For the years to follow I collected all of his work and saw him in concert several times. Tom’s music followed me…

I’ll Take My Minivan Over A Sports Car

I saw a photo on Facebook recently that annoyed the bejeezus out of me. The photo had two vehicles in it. One was a minivan with one of those family stickers on the back window depicting several children and a couple of pets. The other car was a sports car with a sticker of a…