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Something Beautiful

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have given up on most platforms. Twitter seems like a savage wasteland to me. PeopleRead more »

In Sickness and In Health, As Long As You Both Shall Live

It was a perfect wedding.  Dressed in their finest, family and friends of the couple crowded into the church.  A string quartetRead more »

Working Toward Sainthood: 5 Steps to Enhancing Your Catholic Christian Marriage

Like many military couples, my husband and I were first married by the local Justice of the Peace. We already had our “churchRead more »

Lessons from Flynn

What is it about parenting that can make us too controlling? How do we find the happy medium between guiding children andRead more »

The Importance of Decluttering Your Soul

I stood at the doorway of my room, completely overwhelmed just looking at the piles I knew I finally had to deal with. I had been puttingRead more »

Saint Makers: Forgiving and Forgiveness

One of the biggest challenges I have undertaken was forgiving my ex-husband. I think most people who have walked this single parent roadRead more »

Faith Like a Mustard Seed… or a Vinca

I’ve never been much of a gardener, but I do enjoy keeping a few potted plants on my back patio during the summer. I love theRead more »

A Magnificat Year

My palms were sweating like crazy. It was only my second attempt at the Sacrament of Reconciliation since returning to the Catholic ChurchRead more »

Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

Marry Her and Die for Her: A Book Review

Doing book reviews is always interesting. You never know what you’re going to get! I was definitely curious when, last fall, I was asked toRead more »

Guarding our Hearts and Minds: We Become What We Think About

Since the time my children were little I have always told them that they will become the people they surround themselves with. This meansRead more »

Four Myths About Catholicism Even Catholics Believe

As Catholics, we encounter a lot of misunderstanding about our beliefs from people outside the faith. Many think we worship statues, seeRead more »

Seeing Faith: Believing as a Special Needs Parent

When I first heard we were doing a special needs series, I was very happy to contribute and had many ideas flowing. There are so many areasRead more »

The Picture of Dorian Gray – a Catholic novel?

I teach a high school literature course and one of the texts that is a favorite of students and a favorite of mine is The Picture ofRead more »

Dear Husband,

Dear Husband, I see you across the table.  I see how tired your eyes are and how your body hurts.  I see you.  But IRead more »