Sharing the Journey

In this episode I introduce the concept of Word for the Liturgical Year. I explain how it has been a powerful practice to nurture Christ-centered growth and invite listeners to join the adventure. I mention a PDF that I have created to facilitate the process. Those who join are welcome to include the logo for the project […]

podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 31, 2021

Season 1, Episode 8: Introducing Word for the Liturgical Year

On this episode I explore dreaming in the present moment, a concept I began pondering when I realized it was hard to dream based on recent disappointments. I explore 3 insights from prayer from this season of life: 1) God uses dreams as a means to clarify & purify, 2) God uses dreams to prepare […]

podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 22, 2021

Season 1, Episode 7: Dreaming in the Present Moment

In this episode, I share  glimpses into discerning personal vocation, alongside reconsidering the role of schooling and daycare in our family’s life based on how the pandemic opened me up to ideas I never would have imagined possible previously. An overarching theme from this season was better learning to live in the present moment and […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 6: Discerning Personal Vocation, Homeschooling, and Daycare

In this episode I continue the series on discernment in recent years by explaining a time in which I was discerning on-going career layers, while also grieving letting go of some ministry dreams for the moment. I focus on three key ideas that stand out to me from that season – gratitude, simplicity, and possibilities. 

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 9, 2021

Season 1, Episode 5: Discerning Career and Grieving Ministry

In this episode I continue with my narrative on seasons of discernment in recent years, outlining how some layers unfolded when navigating nuances of where ministry fits within overall bigger picture of family discernment. Then, I explain six take aways from those experiences. 

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

October 1, 2021

Season 1, Episode 4: Discerning Family, Career, and Ministry

In this second episode on discernment, I explain a process of discernment related to number of kids and involvement with ministry. I outline my approach to discerning in this particular season of life and some of the perceived fruits of that discernment 6 years later. 

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast, Prayer & Growth

September 18, 2021

Season 1, Episode 3: Discerning Kids and Ministry

This episode is the first in a series of episodes on discernment. This one focuses on career boundaries and reeling in passions. It outlines factors that led to me being in need of setting solid boundaries, the process I used to discern and lessons learned from the process.

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, podcast

September 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 2: Discerning Career Boundaries

A couple of weeks ago I began a new part of the Beauty of Becoming journey – a podcast. In this initial episode, I introduce my podcast – Beauty of Becoming Adventure and provide a foundation for what to expect.


September 16, 2021

Season 1, Episode 1: Introducing Beauty of Becoming Adventure Podcast

Multiple years of longing for significant growth in the areas of career and family balance, desires for simplifying my life, and craving more space for silence positioned me to engage with core as my one little word for 2015. I had considered play as my word for the year, thinking about being more playful, a […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

July 24, 2021

Core 2015: Then//Now

My labor experiences have helped me to realize that when I have a plan and a narrative for how I anticipate aspects unfolding, I am able to be very calm; however, when the plan goes off track, I start to panic in the midst of pain or vulnerability. Once I saw that pattern within my […]

Prayer & Growth

July 18, 2021

Do the Next Thing. Jesus, I Trust in You.

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