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Innocence of Childhood

The Innocence of Childhood

Can one recapture the innocence of childhood? Unfortunately not. But what a gift if we choose to recapture the path that leads usRead 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 »

TRUST JESUS TO SHOW UP!

One of the scariest places in the world is in a courtroom opposing an ex-spouse. I have known few anxieties that could hold a candle toRead more »

The Rains of Change

“Yes, I’ve changed. Pain does that to a person.” I saw those words on a friend’s Facebook page just this week. The quote was not credited,Read 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 »

Perfection or Perdition

We were sitting at the dining room table when it happened. I was reading one of our homeschool books aloud while my older son was fumblingRead 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 »

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 »

Father’s Day Liturgy: Cheerios, Tears, and Prayer

Mass with a five year old and a two year old. It’s a beautiful, chaotic, maddening, complicated adventure, isn’t it? The longest hour ofRead more »

Creating Memories

“Today we made our frequent pilgrimage to Panera, following Mass. As I traipsed across the parking lot in our southern heat, I caught aRead more »

A House Full of Joy

“Don’t you have any hobbies?” “You know what causes that?” You’ve heard it all before. The probingRead more »

Friends in {Really} High Places

When you love good and holy people it makes you want to be like them. Their words and deeds are admirable, they live their lives with suchRead more »

By Faith, With Hope, To Love

Recently, I found myself confronted by some fairly powerful, negative emotions centering on an incident which I felt to be a betrayal fromRead 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 »