Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

“The history of every human being passed through the threshold of a woman’s motherhood.” –  St. John Paul II   What’s the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever received?   My son needed an escort to a week-long river rafting course in Colorado. My husband...
Living The Resurrection

Living The Resurrection

I journey for forty days. I attempt to pay attention to areas where I’ve grown sloppy. I proclaim to the kids each year that we let go of something we truly enjoy for a greater good. It’s not that the thing is evil in and of itself, yet letting go of something we...
Lent

Lent

“O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones. Let me find you again.”  Henri Noumen. Does Lent carry a special place in your heart? Do you yearn for it? Or is Ash Wednesday just another day which surprises you each year and doesn’t have much meaning?...
Church As Obligation

Church As Obligation

“Give me yourself, O my God, give yourself back to me. Lo, I love you, but if my love is too mean, let me love more passionately. I cannot gauge my love, nor know how far it fails, how much more love I need for my life to set its course straight into your arms, never...
A Little Way For New Years

A Little Way For New Years

Do you have lofty aspirations for the New Year? Are you going to lose weight? Get fit? Grow in umpteen ways in all areas of your life?  I once read a book that taught me tiny steps toward growth (Sink Reflections: Overwhelmed? Disorganized? Living in Chaos? Discover...
The Treasure of Advent

The Treasure of Advent

As a young mom, I had strong ideals. I yearned to figure out all the answers. I admired moms who resembled perfection and I longed for the same. High standards is a virtuous endeavor, isn’t it? Yet, high standards often back-fired as I lost sight of my purpose. What...
Living Liturgically

Living Liturgically

  Living liturgically is food for the soul. I always set out with the intent to teach my children something about our faith by living liturgically. I decorate the house in the liturgical color, we pray certain prayers, even eat certain foods (nothing extreme-just...
On Reciting Prayer

On Reciting Prayer

  “Glory Be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…” Do you find reciting prayers boring and monotonous? I’ve heard it said that prayer should come from the heart. I agree. Yet, is it possible to recite a prayer from the heart? I believe the power of the Holy Spirit...
Practices that Build a Foundation of Faith

Practices that Build a Foundation of Faith

I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith. - 2 Timothy 4:7   Between the pandemic and politics, are you feeling frustrated or maybe confused? Like me, maybe you lean toward worry rather than trust. It’s easy...
Seek Christ Over Balance

Seek Christ Over Balance

Have you ever wondered how to live a balanced life? I once desired to have what everyone called a “balanced life,” including the experts in magazines, but couldn’t seem to achieve one. What is a balanced life anyway when you have six children ranging from 6-23 and...
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