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Working Through Work-Ups

“Tell me again why we’re doing this.” is what I wanted to say as my husband grabbed his last bag before giving me a kiss and heading outRead more »

Weathering the Storm

I recently sat inside our family’s RV on a Sunday afternoon, watching the lightening, listening to the thunder, and seeing the raindropsRead more »

Broken Windows: A Response to the Sexual Abuse Scandal

A Small Lantern in a Storm My heart has been broken.  My mother, the Church, feels as if she’s being ripped apart.  Anger,Read more »

LovingTheRestlessHeart

Loving the Restless Heart

First shared on social media yesterday in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, we thought we’d go ahead and share in blog postRead more »

What I Learned in the Walmart Parking Lot

Life weighed heavy on me: the loss of employment and relationships and financial difficulties that go with it; a son’s medical issues andRead more »

OMG!

You hear it everywhere. Yesterday alone, I probably heard “Oh my God” uttered half a dozen times – from ladies in the grocery store,Read more »

I Went to Mass: What did I see?

REVIEW: I Went to Mass: What did I see?

PRODUCT I Went To Mass: What did I see? by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen COMPANY TAN Books FACEBOOK  |Read more »

HisCreationisMyChapel

His Creation is My Chapel

So I missed daily Mass this morning. I chose (made?) His creation my chapel. I found Him in the silence and began a litany of praise forRead more »

Prayer Spotlight: Litany of Patience

Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/watch-timepiece-woman-wearing-828848/   The Litany of Patience has been one of my  favouriteRead more »

Chicken Caesar Salad

During the dog days of summer I could eat salad every day. There is just something about the crisp refreshing flavors of gardenRead more »

Responding to Crisis

Responding to Crisis

Right now the Church needs our prayers more than ever.  This crisis has all the hallmarks of a satanic attack on Mother Church. As aRead more »

I see Him, and He sees me.

One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents taking me to a church very early in the morning. So early, IRead more »

40DaysOfPrayerforHealing

40 Days of Prayer for Healing

I, like many Catholics around the US and the world, have been shocked and horrified to learn details of abuse at the hands of clergy overRead more »

Greater the Gold: Adding Siblings is Worth the Sacrifice

This spring, we were thrilled to welcome our seventh baby. And to add to the excitement, it was a boy, after twelve years and threeRead more »

True Love Wins

This post is a part of our Real and Raw series.   Aunt #1: “I heard they chose green and lavender as their colors.” Aunt #2: “WhereRead more »