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Done is Better than Perfect

My nine year old daughter spent the last week asking me what I thought she should give up for Lent. No doubt she was trying to come upRead 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 »

There Is Suffering and Then There Is SUFFERING

Lent starts next Wednesday and one thing I’ve been reflecting upon has been suffering in my own life.  And why not?  WeRead more »

2017 Lent Photo Journey

Lent is just a little over a week away and I’ll admit, I haven’t really begun thinking about the Lenten season. I’veRead 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 »

Ah, St. Valentine's Day

Ah, St. Valentine’s Day…

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?”  “What did you get for Valentine’s Day?”  “What did you give?”  CommonRead more »

Five Reasons Why I Love the Catechism

In the twelve years we’ve been Catholic, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) has remained dear to our entire family. Here areRead more »

Encouragement for When You are Surrounded by Homeschooling Naysayers

If you are anything like me you’ve encountered all the comments out there about homeschooling. Some of them are understandable; others areRead more »

15 Quotes to Bring Hope During Troubled Times

Have you ever felt completely hopeless? Have you ever felt that the trouble you face is just too much? I think if we are honest each of usRead more »

The Danger of Being “Fine”

“I’m fine.” “Just great!” “Doing well, thanks.” No matter how we’re actually feeling or doing, it’s generally considered a matter ofRead more »

Standing at the Foot of the Cross

If you have ever had a child hospitalized you know how hard it is. You may also know how during those long lonely hours in theRead more »

Lectio Divina: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2017)

God is amazing! On Wednesday when I picked up my kids from their school (a Christian school, not Catholic) I asked them what their newRead more »

If Abortion Were Illegal

With the inauguration of President Trump, the subsequent Women’s March, and the annual March for Life, abortion has been a hot topic onRead more »

The Large Catholic Family Guide to Simple Living

Who doesn’t like the idea of simple living?  I wasn’t counting on writing a post so soon after Baby Emmie was bornRead more »

Raising Pro-Life Leaders: #whywemarch

It’s 6:00 am and the alarm rings on a cold, dark January morning. Before my feet hit the ground, I fully experience the decadent warmth ofRead more »