About Me

Hi, I’m Sara!

A Catholic wife, mathematician, former teacher, sometimes artist, and mom of 3 who loves the mystery of the Holy Eucharist. When I visit Jesus in Adoration, I write my prayers down to help me stay focused.

And then I bring it to you.

I’m here to open wide the doors of my heart and let you in on my joys, my struggles, my questions, and my life lessons. I invite you to pray and reflect along with me. Together, we can lift our mind and hearts to God, seeking to walk the path of holiness He sets before us.

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Virtue Challenge

The monthly Virtue Challenge is a devotion that’s dear to my heart. When I realized I was trying to do all-the-things… to perfect every virtue… root out every sin… I was overwhelmed with my lack of progress. And then it hit me – hey, what if I focus on just one virtue each month? And for a whole month, learn about that virtue, pray for it, practice it. These challenges have helped me make real progress in my spiritual life. To discover and remedy my weaknesses. But I’m still far from perfect, so I’ll be repeating these challenges year after year. I hope you will join me for the challenges, and for more support, get in on the Virtue Challenge Team group on Facebook.

#MyMassTakeaway

Sunday is the Lord’s day… but how do we set it apart from every other day of the week? Sometimes, just by going to Mass for an hour in the morning, then business as usual. But I decided I want more. I don’t want to walk away from Mass and forget the readings, the homily, the grace I’ve been given through God’s Word and His very Body. I want to carry Him with me in my heart, truly devoting the day to loving Him. Join me every Sunday on Instagram or Facebook to read #MyMassTakeaway: a summary of the thoughts and reflections I bring home from Mass. Use hashtag #MyMassTakeaway to join the conversation!

My Mass Takeaway is inspired by Rosie Hill from A blog for my mom, and her #MySundayBest linkup.

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Meet the family

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Here’s me with my husband. He’s incredibly supportive of my vocation, my hobbies, and my dreams. I’m grateful that he works tirelessly at his job so I can be a stay at home mom, pursuing this opportunity to evangelize through my blog.

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That’s my son, Hero. He’s a fun-loving, high energy boy who seems to be good at every stinking thing he does. He’s my hero, a gentleman, the man-of-the-house while his daddy is at work.

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My daughter Princess. She’s sweet and shy. My little twinny who loves her beauty sleep as much as I do. Her heart is full of love, and my arms are full of her hugs.

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Here’s my youngest, Fawn. She’s crazy from her hair down to her toes. Her eyes are big and her personality is bigger. She’s also so clumsy, the front of her clothes are perpetually dirt-stained.

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  1. Sara, this is short notice but Sunday I have to talk to a group of 2nd – 4th graders about Adoration. I have talked to Adults and HS age students but not this age. Do you have any ideas, example etc of how to explain Adoration and the value of spending time alone with Jesus in front of the Tabernacle?

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    1. Hi Robin! Thanks for the question. There are two things that come to mind. 1. Talk to them about who they’re with. 2. Talk to them about what to do.

      For the first part, these students are about the age of First Holy Communion and a little bit older. I’ve noticed that kids this age have been introduced to the fact that Jesus is there in the Holy Eucharist, but they must be reminded! It’s hard for them to grasp that reality. So talk to them about looking at the Eucharist, and imagining Who’s REALLY there. Jesus is right there with them. If it helps, they can imagine what He looks like, what He might say to them. They can imagine Him walking from the monstrance to come sit next to Him in the pew. Activate their imagination to help them put themselves in Jesus’ Presence in Eucharist Adoration.

      For the second part, kids are not abstract thinkers. Quiet, meditative prayer is hard for them. If they sit in the pew with nothing to do, they might get bored or distracted. I would encourage them to bring something to do. A page to color or write on. They can draw a picture for Jesus, or write Him a letter. Encourage them to tell Him anything they’re thinking about. To tell Him what they love about their day. To thank Him for their blessings. To talk to Him about anything and everything. They don’t need to do formal prayer. Just thinking about Jesus and telling Him about their day is a lovely and wonderful way to pray.

      I hope that these suggestions help you introduce Adoration at the kids’ level! Let me know how it goes.

      God bless,
      Sara

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