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Necessary Heroism: A Reflection on Dunkirk

Disclaimer: This blog post contains spoilers.  Also, Dunkirk contains violence and intense situations.  I cried for half of theRead more »

That They All May Be One: Mother As Peacemaker

Recently a dear priest gave a homily on St. Elizabeth of Portugal. She was the great-granddaughter of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Like theRead more »

I’m (not enough of) a Special Needs Mom

I’m a “Special Needs Mom”. That sounds really weird to me. For a couple reasons really, but mainly because I sometimes wonder if IRead more »

Green Bean Benevolence

“Make sure you take time to connect with the people you’re working for,” our parish priest advised us as we prepared to depart forRead more »

Praying the Angelus: A Book Review

I grew up in a Catholic family but never heard of the Angelus prayer until well into adulthood. Even after hearing it mentioned in passingRead more »

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 »

Nunsters and No-Funsters

By day, I am a Catholic high school Theology teacher in my small hometown in Indiana. By night, I am a sassy single gal, navigating theRead more »

God’s Fabulously Fashioned Feminine Form

photo credit: hernanpba It was a clear, sunny afternoon. Immersed in some mundane daily chore, my routine was abruptly interruptedRead 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 »

Immaculate Heart of Mary Tutorial

The excitement over the tutorial for the Sacred Heart painting encouraged me to make one for the Immaculate Heart as well. I’mRead 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 »

Letting Go of the Good for God

A few weeks ago, I was walking my dog as we do most days. Walking her is one of my favorite things to do, both because I get to enjoy someRead more »

Wordy Matter

I was mistreated. It happened while I was on the jam and jelly aisle looking for fig jam- it is fab-u-lous with brie cheese and crackers.Read 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 »

The Importance of a Faith-Filled Life: A Book Review

When I was a teenager, the Roma Downey series, Touched by An Angel, was all the rage. Millions, my family included, would tune inRead more »