Category: Faith & Inspiration

Scoliosis and Psalm 52

Scoliosis and Psalm 52

I don’t remember the last time I spent a Mass in tears quite like I did this past weekend. My scoliosis-riddled back was all seized up and I was in a lot of pain.  It hurt so badly around my rib cage that I could […]

Where’s My Blue Flame?

Where’s My Blue Flame?

Last month, in my own personal read-a-thon of sorts, I read One Beautiful Dream.  This book by ingenious Catholic author and radio show host Jennifer Fulwiler certainly gave me a lot to think about! Now, if you follow Catholic Twitter or Instagram at all, you’ll have seen […]

My Offering

My Offering

As I was riding in the car the other day, Ike Ndolo‘s song, Offering, popped up on Spotify.  As I listened with one ear and used most of my concentration supervising my teenaged chauffeur, one line really jumped out at me. Jesus, bread of life, bread […]

Mary, Mother of the Church

Mary, Mother of the Church

Feature photo credit Happy (new) feast day to my fellow Catholics!  Today, for the very first time, we get to celebrate the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. For all of the official readings and teachings concerning this new feast day, […]

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

It’s one of the “givens” of childhood, I think, that kids can depend on their moms.  An attitude of “Don’t worry, Mom’s got this” is not only natural, but healthy!  Kids should be able to depend on their moms to get them out of sticky […]

Around the Table: Sharing a Post and an Announcement!

Around the Table: Sharing a Post and an Announcement!

You all know by now that my main love language is, in fact, food.  Right? Then you can probably imagine how happy it makes me to share the following good things with you! Sharing my Love of Meal Trains I realized the other day that […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

Three Days: Mercy and Mystery

Three Days: Mercy and Mystery

In the Catholic Church, we celebrate the entire Triduum and not just Easter Sunday.  The USCCB describes this as “the summit of the Liturgical Year.”  The triduum lasts “from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they […]

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 6

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 6

Well, this has been a very Lent-y week, friends.  Highs and lows, lots of fun and lots of trials.  Our oldest went on a band trip to New Orleans and the younger ones spent the night at their grandma’s.  I participated in the Florida Eucharistic […]

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

It’s always a little unnerving when a well-loved novel gets a cinematic makeover, isn’t it? It can go so, so well. But it can also leave you feeling disappointed, confused, and even saddened when what you see on the screen doesn’t adequately reflect what you loved about […]