Tag: faith

An Advent of Hope

An Advent of Hope

Hope.  Such a short word; such earth-shaking meaning.  It inspires us, lightens our loads, carries us onward.  Hand in hand with faith, Hope draws us out of ourselves and into something greater.  And in this first week of Advent, our focus on Hope brings us […]

A Million Little Thank Yous

A Million Little Thank Yous

Do you ever get so concerned with the big picture that you miss what is right under your nose?  I know I do.  Especially around the big holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, we moms have a tendency to think big all the time.  We need […]

Be Prepared for the Rain

Be Prepared for the Rain

I love my green Hunter boots, even though I hardly ever wear them.  Rain passes so quickly around here and it’s usually too warm to make wearing them worth it.  Today, however, it’s been cloudy and cool so my favorite boots came out of the […]

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Dear Reader — You’re going to have to excuse me for a moment.  See, today’s a rather big deal in my family.  My dad is actually retiring.  And, while I’ve noted this fact on my social media accounts, that doesn’t mean much to my parents.  […]

When you feel like the littlest of flowers

When you feel like the littlest of flowers

I’ve never had a great devotion to St. Therese of Lisiuex whose feast day is celebrated today in the Catholic Church.  Sure, she has an incredibly interesting backstory.  Yes, she’s known to have been incredibly pious.  She’s one of only four women Doctors of the […]

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Catholic Books I Don’t Want to Read Because I’m a Wuss

Honestly, the actual title of this post should be “Catholic Books I Really Should Read Because They’d Make Me a Better Human.” Of course, that’s they way of things, isn’t it?  We tend to avoid what might push us out of our comfort zones, no […]

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

It’s time for some August Reads, friends!  Now, let’s be honest.  Some months are better than others when it comes to the quality of books I read.  Sometimes I share with you nothing but a rash of historical fiction.  Sometimes, I’ll even admit to starting […]

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

Only two books on the July Reads list?  Say it isn’t so!  Yes, friends.  I only got around to reading two books this month, but they were both heavy hitters in their own rights.  One was an historical fiction novel that’s on all the must-read […]

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 […]

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

I remember learning how to use the VCR remote when I was a kid.  It was amazing how much control that little device gave me!  If I was scared, I could fast forward.  When there was a part of the movie that I loved or […]