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Category Archives: Baptism

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Baptism

Our fourth child’s baptism was not going to be impeccable. I knew that from the start. But the Lord had sanctified me since the daysRead more »

7 Quick Takes – the Seven Sacraments

I was rolling quite a few ideas around in my head while the calendar days were being scratched off much more quickly than I cared to seeRead more »

Crammed with Heaven

Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common brush afire with God; But only he who see takes off his shoes. The rest sitRead more »

Soul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood

I am in mourning. No, no one close to me has died, there has been no divorce – no loss of home or means of income. My loss relates to myRead more »

The Baptism of our Lord: the Reason Baptismal Regeneration is True

    In the spirit of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was celebrated yesterday, my heart has been on this first baptism and theRead more »

Salvation Army: Bells for Abortion?

Ring-a-ling-a-ling goes the bell as stalwart souls stand in the cold, next to the familiar red kettle beseeching passersby to give almsRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »

The sisterhood of the time traveling baptismal gown… or, why traditions are pretty darn awesome.

Our 4th child was recently baptized.  It was a beautiful ceremony done during Mass, which was unique from our other 3 children, whoseRead more »

The Gift of Baptism

I was raised by a mother who understood love best in giving and receiving gifts.  Each treasure was meticulously chosen, prepared, and, atRead more »