Everyday Roses: Little Flower Spirituality for a Life in the Weeds

I am a recovering control freak, a woman with an anxiety disorder, a wife and mother learning how to balance … everything. I long for a contemplative life but don’t know how to sit in silence. I yearn to hear God’s voice but struggle to listen. I want to pray without ceasing but forget to make my life an offering. I desire to surrender everything to Jesus but don’t always trust him. I pledge to follow St. Thérèse’s Little Way of “everyday roses” but find myself living a life in the weeds.

After a decade working in philanthropy and digital media, I left the workplace in 2021 to be a stay-at-home mom. I serve as co-president and managing editor of Catholic Women in Business, freelance as an editor and writer, and spend some time as a fertility awareness instructor as well, teaching FEMM to women who want to understand their health and fertility. In my free time, I love sitting down with a good book and a cup of Earl Grey tea, playing the piano, and taking walks in the sunshine with my family. My favorite saints are Sts. Joseph, Zélie, Thérèse, Teresa of Calcutta, and Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein).

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