Tag: faith

An Advent of Peace

An Advent of Peace

Never would I have believed it if someone had told me 10 years ago that a two-day, 638-mile road trip with my family of six could be peaceful.  Truly, that sounds horrible to me!  Yet, here I am with day two well underway.  Rain is […]

An Advent of Joy

An Advent of Joy

“Happy birthday, Baby Jesus!” I whispered to myself through clenched teeth.  Of course, while the words were pleasant enough, the tone inside my head was considerably…not.  This is supposed to be the joyful week of Advent, I thought.  But if these children keep bickering on […]

Christmas Past: The One Where God Used His Powers

Christmas Past: The One Where God Used His Powers

Maybe it’s the fact that our second kid in as many weeks is down with a nasty stomach bug.  Or maybe it’s that in 10 short days, we’ll be celebrating Christmas with my parents, siblings, sibs-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Actually, I guess you could say […]

An Advent of Love

An Advent of Love

This week, we light the second candle on our Advent wreaths.  To the Hope we found last week, now we add an Advent of Love.  Love of the Father who sent us His Son.  Love of the Son who humbled himself to be born into […]

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 […]