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Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

This will come as no surprise if you’re a Catholic woman who is at all active on social media this week.  But just in case you’re not, let me clue you in.  It’s Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week! Yay.  Great.  Whoop-dee-doo. Now, my holier-than-me […]

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

When I was a girl of 21, I stood at the altar of a beautiful church with a handsome boy and vowed to be his wife.  I vowed to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  I […]

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

As much as I believe in their existence, I can’t say that I’m always on the lookout for miracles.  However, this past Saturday night as we celebrated the Easter Vigil, a miracle was on the lookout for me. Now, you may read this story and […]

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

If there is one thing about my inner monologue that needs to change, it’s self-deprecation.  For how long have I thought that being humble, showing humility was all about putting myself down?  Or denying what is true and good about myself? Have you done that?  […]

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

You guys!  I read five whole books in March!  I must admit that I’m fairly certain I won’t hit that number again any time soon, being as the end of the kids’ school year is fast approaching.  Which, as you can guess, makes this mama […]

The Lent “Do I Gotta?”s and an Old Grade School Prayer

The Lent “Do I Gotta?”s and an Old Grade School Prayer

Two more days until Lent. There are two more days of Ordinary Time before the Church dons her purple cloaks and her ashes.  Two more days until we are reminded that we are dust, and to dust we shall return. Scratch that.  It’s 1:30 in […]

8 Things This Church Singer Wishes You Knew About Music Ministry

8 Things This Church Singer Wishes You Knew About Music Ministry

Yesterday at Mass, we sang one of my favorite songs. The final blessing had been given and the deacon had told us all to “go forth, proclaiming the Gospel with our lives.”  The song started innocently enough as our music director played the intro on […]

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 […]