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Birgit is a 50-something cradle Catholic who is passionate about the pro-life movement. She enthusiastically serves on the Diocesan Gospel of Life Committee where she chairs pro-life events and writes pro-life articles. Birgit has been married to her Catholic convert husband, Rick, for 37 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren (all age eight and under). Their frequent visits eliminate any fear of an empty nest! Her vibrant Catholic faith colors every aspect of her life. She also sings in the church choir with her husband and daughter. Other interests include politics, as they relate to ‘Life’, and Church liturgy as well as photography, cooking, and gardening. She can also be found on her personal blog, Designs by Birgit.

Save the baby humans!

”This ancient offering is the purpose of her journey – of her whole life. She is a mother. She has triumphed. She will not beRead more »

A Response to “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” by Jefferson Bethke

“A video has been making the rounds on Facebook recently in which Jefferson Bethke, a young man very talented with the spoken word,Read more »

New Year’s luck: let Jesus be your ‘Dumbo feather’!

Happy New Year! Black-eye peas for prosperity, noodles for long life, ham for progress, cabbage for riches – these are some of theRead more »

CHRISTmas memories of a German child

Christmas is a sentimental time for most people. For me it is an extremely happy time because I  can bask in the glow of warm memories. MyRead more »

The Bible for (abortion) Profit?!

(NOTE: read an important update at the end of this post!) The Bible, the holy word of God, and prayerful concern for victims of breastRead more »

Angelic Faces for your Tree!

As I mentioned in a previous post, today (December 6) is the Feast of St. Nicholas. According to the St. Nicholas Center, one of theRead more »

CHRISTmas Traditions: keeping Jesus at the center

Germany has long been on the forefront when it comes to Christmas traditions. From composing Silent Night (“Stille Nacht! HeiligeRead more »

ADVENTuresome Family Fun

Advent – Latin ad venio, “to come” — is the liturgical season anticipating the Adventus Domini, the “coming of the Lord” –Read more »

When every day is Groundhog Day…

It’s Groundhog Day! That’s how I feel upon arising from my slumber –  where I can fly by simply bouncing, visit with dearly departedRead more »

PINK Betrayal

Erika and Birgit in post-chemo do’s I’m a cancer survivor. It’s a point of pride for me – and a badge of honor.Read more »

When “I’m pro-life, except” really happens…

A B O R T I O N: The rationalizations are many… “Why have a baby born into a family who does not want ‘it’?” “What aboutRead more »

On having a large family…

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:3 Early in our 37 year marriage, my husband and IRead more »