Following the Nudge to Start Something New

A friend of mine, Kaitlyn Clare Mason, started a ministry to celebrate women who, when faced with a crisis pregnancy, choose life. I asked her to share her story, which you will love. She describes how the Holy Spirit used her particular life circumstances to nudge her into a space of self-giving service. In addition to sharing her story, she created a PDF to help you discover the steps to take if you find yourself in the exciting position of being used by the Holy Spirit to help co-create the Kingdom of God. It is a handy downloadable tool to help you discern what to do next.

From Guest of Honor to Hostess

When I was pregnant with our first child, I received four baby showers.  At the time, I was a trained as a hotline volunteer taking calls overnight for a local crisis pregnancy center.  One day, my Mom called to let me know that my little sister was facing a crisis pregnancy.  When she ultimately chose to embrace her motherhood, I longed to host a shower for her, but long distance and family strain made that impossible.  I called churches and ministries all over, but no one was willing to help me host that shower for my sister. 

5 Must See Places in Ireland

We had the experience of a lifetime! My first young adult and I recently returned from my grandfather’s homeland. In addition to seeing the home he grew up in, we found so much to do that my son and I created a list of places to go for our next trip.

Friends on Facebook had great advice about where to go and what to do. I am not sure who told me, but whoever recommended renting an automatic car is a life saver! There is no way I could have driven standard on the wrong side of the car/road.

The best advice about the trip came from the rental car bus driver. He reminded me to orient myself to the car when I first got in. Then, he imparted this bit of wisdom, “Take it slow, enjoy the drive. Remember you are on vacation.” As my son navigated our way around each round about reminding me to stay to the left, I gripped the wheel with white knuckles and put this sweet man’s words on repeat in my head. Go slow. Enjoy. This is vacation. Because of his reminder to pull over and let the native drivers pass, we discovered amazing things in places we least expected.