"For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting."

Douay-Rheims Bible, John 3:16

"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness."

Pope Benedict XVI

"The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God."

Saint Cathering of Siena

"God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us."

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Our Story

On Mother's Day 2009, my husband of 14 years suddenly announced he was leaving for a woman he'd dated in high school and reconnected with on social media. He moved out one week later. I was five months pregnant with our fifth little boy at the time.

After our third child, my husband and I decided I should give up my career to provide what money can't buy for our children. As a stay at home mom and part time youth minister with an expired teaching license and no recent work history, I had no income to support my shattered family when he abandoned us. 

We are a people in crisis. The world is in crisis. Porn, divorce, sex outside of godly Marriage, addiction, abortion, contraception, suicide, abuse, materialism, relativism, godlessness, all in the name of personal freedom, have robbed us of who we are and who we are created to be.  

I have experienced much of this firsthand, most recently in divorce.

No fault divorce makes victims of abandoned spouses and innocent children. Court systems support the monied and abandoning parties; they divide men and women as each gender vies to prove its greater victim status.

My boys and I lost our home in foreclosure due to unpaid child support. I could not find housing as a single, unemployed mom with five young boys and a foreclosure on my credit report. I won't speak here of the other hardships we faced - or continue to face.

Divorce is not a once and done event; its effects last generations.

But it is not the end of our story.

Our real stories always start where our desire for control ends and our surrender to God's Grace begins.

That is what I hope you find in these pages.

Whatever you are facing is not the end of your story.

But to feel God's Grace, you must stand in God's Light, which sometimes means exposing yourself when the world says hide in shame.

I believe you are here for a reason and that your story is just beginning.

I believe whatever demons robbed you of YOU, you can end your need for false control and surrender to Freedom, Courage, Strength, and Love that only comes now that you have been chosen for God's Grace.


"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."

Pope John Paul II

"Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases."

Saint Rose of Lima

"When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women."

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table."

Ronald Reagan

"There is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and a woman in Marriage."

Cardinal Raymond Burke

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"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."

George Washington

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

John Adams

"America is too great for small dreams"

~ Ronald Reagan

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift from God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Thomas Jefferson

"America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance - It is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded."

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

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A single Mom of five boysKerri  Bishop

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