Category: Faith & Inspiration

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 2

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 2

The first full week of Lent is behind us.  How is it going for you?  It’s a suuuuuper Lenty Lent around here.  Kid #4 with the flu, a million obligations…the usual stuff.  But for some reason, I’m struggling this year.  Maybe it’s because I was […]

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

I recently Googled “parenting teens” just to see what would come up. To my complete lack of surprise, here are some of the articles that popped up on the first page: Dealing with Difficult Teens 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Teens A Parent’s Guide to […]

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 1

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 1

And just like that, it’s Lent again.  Journey with me as I follow along with Catholic Sistas and their annual Lenten Photo Journey (click the link if you’d like to play along, too)!  I’ll be posting my entries here on the blog every Friday, so […]

Pray, Fast, Give: Lent 2018

Pray, Fast, Give: Lent 2018

When I think of how my life has changed since the last time Lent came around, I smile. Not because I think the holy season of Lent is a barrel of monkeys or anything.  Forty days of focusing on prayer and fasting doesn’t sound like […]

May the Choirs of Angels Come to Greet You

May the Choirs of Angels Come to Greet You

“May the choirs of Angels come to greet you, may they speed you to paradise.  May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.  May you find eternal life.”  Song of Farewell by Ernest Sands More times than I can count, I have sung these words […]

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 […]