Category: Faith & Inspiration

Chosen and Called

Chosen and Called

Have you ever had one of those mornings?  Nothing truly catastrophic had happened, but minor irritation followed minor irritation and by 9:15, I felt like I was teetering on the brink.  Sound familiar? Yesterday morning was one of those for me.  Driving to work, though, […]

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Let me tell you a little story. Maybe you’ve heard it before, but stick with me. There once was a lovely couple expecting a baby. For reasons beyond their control, they had to go on a long and difficult journey right before the woman was to […]

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is how easy it is to combine FAITH and FUN. Honestly, at what other time of year can you BOTH praise God for the wonder of the Incarnation AND welcome a jolly fat man down your chimney?  Or […]

Our Lady of Providence: Queen of the Home

Our Lady of Providence: Queen of the Home

I remember the first time I saw her.  She was wearing a red dress, which seemed unusual to me.  I normally imagined her in blue. Her gaze, though, was just as I had always known it to be. Eyes downcast, she was smiling sweetly at […]

A Saintly Friend & My View of the Canonization of St. Mother Theodore Guerin

A Saintly Friend & My View of the Canonization of St. Mother Theodore Guerin

Say you have this friend who is a really amazing person.  She’s brave, intelligent, faithful, and has a great sense of humor.  A prolific writer, her words are inspirational to everyone who reads them.  She stands up for herself and her friends against tyranny, but […]

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

We are big fans of our guardian angels in my house.  My kids ask their angels for help when they are faced with a big test at school or if they wake up in the night from a bad dream.  Before I go to bed, […]

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

It’s that magical time of year again. Shopping carts are filled with endless reams of paper, composition books, glue sticks, and pencils. Big yellow buses are cruising the neighborhood during this season when sneakers are still clean and backpack zippers actually work. Once again, we […]

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

My Dear, Sweet Kiddos, What can I tell you about the insanity that took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that would make you understand?  How can I explain to you why people would treat other human beings in such an absurd and inexcusable […]

Worry and Peace

In the past, a call from my doctor saying that I needed further images after my initial mammogram would have sent me reeling. However, when the call came a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t freak out.  Not really, anyway.  I never had that nagging, […]

Of Bandaids and Boo-boos

I don’t know about you, but 4th of July weekend always seems to keep me hopping with the first aid kit.  From sunburns to scraped knees, bug bites to sparkler burns, my kids are constantly looking to me to patch up their hurts and kiss […]