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Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Well, let’s just say that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years interfered slightly with my reading.  I had neither the time nor the attention span to devote much energy to ingesting the written word.  I was doing too much writing! In that three-month span of November […]

Three Quick (and mildly spicy) Takes Because I Just Can’t Help Myself

Three Quick (and mildly spicy) Takes Because I Just Can’t Help Myself

OK, friends.  Here goes.  I’ve got some things on my mind and, well, I also have a blog.  And if that isn’t a good reason to just let it all hang out on a Friday afternoon, I don’t know what is. So, let’s just jump […]

The BIS Wild Retreat: Becoming WILD in the Spirit

The BIS Wild Retreat: Becoming WILD in the Spirit

The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. – John 3:8 How do I even […]

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

My oldest son has been a licensed driver for four months now.  I am almost over the shock of it. Believe me, it will still occasionally take me by surprise when he suggests that he run an errand for me or something.  For instance, I’ll […]

The Scandal in Our Church

The Scandal in Our Church

I was having dinner with some friends last Saturday night when the subject of the Cardinal McCarrick scandal came up.  Being the only practicing Catholic at the table, I felt the need to respond.  I don’t remember exactly what I said.  Something about how I […]

It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated

It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated

Seriously, y’all.  What the heck just happened?  This blog and I are nominees for two different Sheenazing Awards! But, what are the Sheenazing Awards, you ask?  Well, here’s a little backstory… Bonnie Engstrom over at the blog A Knotted Life has, on several occasions, run […]

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 […]

Sunday Morning Miracle

Sunday Morning Miracle

Whenever I used to hear that Lionel Richie song, “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” it would make me crazy! Whoever thinks Sunday mornings are easy is obviously not a parent trying to take kids to church! It used to feel like climbing Everest just getting everyone fed, […]

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 […]