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Spring Break

Spring Break… Answering the Challenge          As Spring Break approached, it seems the talk ofRead more »

Resting in the Blessing of God’s Presence

Addie (our five year old daughter with cystic fibrosis) had another clean culture last month: normal respiratory flora and normal vitaminRead more »

Lectio Divina: Palm Sunday (Year A)

One of the aspects of lectio divina that I like is the chance to spend some time with God on a short bit of Scripture. God can speak to usRead more »

An Introvert’s Guide to Evangelization

Several months ago, my husband became involved with a ministry called St. Paul Street Evangelization. He goes out into the community andRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

Lectio Divina: The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A)

What does it take for you to believe in Jesus? Or what did it take? Was it being knocked over and struck with blindness like St. Paul. OrRead more »

Praying for Our Enemies: A Lenten Sacrifice

Welcome to day 26 of our Lenten season. If your season has been going anything like mine, well, you are probably as eager as I am to beRead more »

Moving as a Special Needs Family

The process of moving a family is a huge undertaking. For a typical family it can be stressful, anxiety inducing, and full of theRead more »

In Honor of St. Joseph: Our Guide, Our Intercessor, Our Friend

I picked up the phone and heard my sister’s ecstatic voice on the line. “WE HAVE SOMEONE INTERESTED IN THE HOUSE!”  My heart sang andRead more »

Lectio Divina: Third Sunday of Lent (2017)

I feel like Lent just started and yet here we are at the Third Sunday of Lent already. It seems to be going by too fast. It makes me wonderRead more »

Be Still

“Be still.” Really? I have so much to do, places to go. Again, “beRead more »

Was the Eucharist Ever a Little Snack?

An acquaintance recently joked, “-slippery slope! The Eucharist started out as ‘snack time’ for the Catholics and lookRead more »

Boob Tube Homeschooling

Our Alaskan sun begins shining through the windows again in February and stirs desires for planting and prettiness that the still-deepRead more »

In the Eye of the Storm

Our real life storm lately has been our baby’s diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes. And although this ‘storm’ isn’t ourRead more »

Lectio Divina: First Sunday of Lent (2017)

I always feel a shift in my own life when the Church shifts into Lent. Do you as well? There are a few subtle changes in the Mass (noRead more »