Category: Faith & Inspiration

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 […]

Grace in the Rain

Grace in the Rain

I don’t know about you, but I can go for months at a time with life on cruise control. That doesn’t mean that things aren’t happening or that we are all just sitting around and staring at each other all day. No, I just mean […]

Works of Mercy & Multi-packs of Undies

Works of Mercy & Multi-packs of Undies

June feels a little early to be worrying about back-to-school shopping, doesn’t it? You’re just settling into a good summer routine and the kids are growing like weeds. That summer rain and sunshine and copious amounts of chlorine are working in their systems and each […]

A Florida Mom’s Summertime Prayer

A Florida Mom’s Summertime Prayer

I took my four kids and my second son’s best friend (who I usually refer to as my extra 5th bonus kid) to our local beach hangout this morning.  While they were all playing and I was kicking back in my blue beach chair, I […]