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Contemplating Eternity: Living for the Here and Now

As I sat in daily Mass after hearing the news, I held my sleeping little boy and watched my eldest going through motions of Mass that heRead more »

Of Note-August 2019

Of Note offers you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting your precious time.Read more »

Just How Good are Those Mud Pies?

I’ve splashed and played in the mud most of my life, eating my fill of my carefully crafted mud pies. I’ve felt the hunger that has neverRead more »

Running Changed My View on Confession

I don’t go to confession nearly as often as I’d like, but when I do, it’s always this image of the vast towering cross and Jesus thatRead more »

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

Though I didn’t always manage to publicly announce each pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage on the blog account, I didn’t shy awayRead more »

Home Is Where the Church Is

We are moving…again. This is my husband’s and my third cross-country move in six years as a married couple, fourth if you count me movingRead more »

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

I regularly participate in the Catholic Sistas’ “What’s for Dinner” daily post on Facebook. Recently, I posted a comment stating ourRead more »

Social Media is Ruining Social Justice: Here’s Why

If our commitment to social justice is SOLELY based on our social media scrolling, if our activism is SOLELY reactionary, we are never.Read more »

The Language of Pro-Choice – and How we Can Defeat It

“Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court, or kill you.” PopeRead more »

Missed Opportunities

My fear is that all of these missed opportunities will be shown to me, newsreel style – I know that’s weird but it’s my imaginaryRead more »

It Wasn’t a Coincidence

We had been praying fervently for three years to conceive a child. Throughout that time we lived through the stages of infertility: denial,Read more »

IVF Hurts People with Disabilities

“Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percentRead more »

The Best Dang Road Trippin’ Van & Essential Travel Hacks

Spanning nearly three decades, we have made the trek to NoVA many a time in a Sentra, a Trooper, a Santa Fe, and Yukon XL. As our familyRead more »

Going Deeper

Even though the rich young man went away sorrowful, he had a choice of what to do with that encounter with God.Read more »

Of Note-July 2019

We’ve had swimming lessons, baseball, picnics, and are planning at least 3 summer get-aways. Let’s take a look at what has beenRead more »

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