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Be Better

It’s that time of year, folks! Specifically, the end of the year… when we take stock of the past 365 days and look ahead to theRead more »

Protectors of Life or Threat??

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the Wise Men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children inRead more »

“And Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart…”

To ponder: to consider something deeply and thoroughly; to meditate. Whatever happened to pondering, anyway? Now, we do a whole lot ofRead more »

Shame…what happened to it?

SHAME Definitions: 1.) a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety b : the susceptibility to suchRead more »

Splendid Sundays – Christmas edition!!

Today is the day our Lord is born – Alleluia!! Scripture for Christmas can be found at the USCCB’s website. In the same spiritRead 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 »

A Miraculous Birth

Flashback: December 23, 2001. I am frantic over my son, Charlie, who left our house unnoticed. Charlie has autism and back then he had aRead more »

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Family feasts, opening presents, heading to Mass together; these are the stuff of family gatherings at Christmas. Along with imagery ofRead more »

No Room At the Inn

Last year, exactly a year ago, I gave birth to our son in the emergency waiting room at our local hospital.  After begging over and overRead more »

Experiencing Advent: The J.O.Y. Box

“But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33 With excitementRead more »

“He Guides the Humble in Righteousness”

Yesterday at Mass, we lit the fourth candle on the Advent wreath. That means that Advent is almost over – we’re in the home stretch! SoonRead more »

Splendid Sundays: The Arks of the Covenants

4th Sunday of Advent Lectionary 1 First Reading ~ 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Responsorial Psalm ~ Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 SecondRead more »

Birthdays, Blocks and Mary

My son turned two the other day. Let the games begin! Ever since he was a newborn, and before the Catholic Church was even a blip on myRead more »

Idolatry and You! Part 1

If you’ve been Catholic for longer than 2 minutes, the chances are decent that you’ve been accused of idolatry. Idolatry being,Read 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 »