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Unapologetic Apologetics

In this day & age it seems that Catholics most specifically, but all Christians really, are so scared of public dislike that they seeRead more »

Mom, I’m Sorry…

A blur of green and a crash, followed by a sad-faced eight-year-old coming into the kitchen holding one of my Willow Tree figures… ItRead more »

On having a large family…

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:3 Early in our 37 year marriage, my husband and IRead more »

Bats in the belfry…

So, last time I posted it was the jackhammers.  I know you’re dying for an update – so I have to say it is getting a littleRead more »

Mary’s Sinlessness and Our Salvation

Sinless suffering. Have you ever thought about what it would have been like if Mary hadn’t been sinless?  After pondering on Jesus’sRead more »

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary! Today, September 8th, we recognize and celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary- our mother and the mother ofRead more »

Heavenly Spam

Man… it’s been one of those weeks on the back of a couple of those weeks. You know the kind, when a trip to the restroom- awayRead more »

Christ Does Not Call Us To Be June Cleaver

Image Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peach-Pie-2 On a perfect day, I would get up well before my family to get dressed andRead more »

On my knees

Do you ever feel like God is testing your faith? I know God doesn’t test us, but there are times when I feel so strong in my faith thatRead more »

Fair isn’t always Equal

Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I was a middle school teacher.  At the beginning of every year, as we went through teacher training,Read more »

Prayer Changes Things

Last week was a long week.  On Monday my oldest son had ear surgery, my second son left our homeschool for Catholic schools, my mother inRead more »

Jesus loves the little children

* * * But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” MatthewRead more »

Commanded to Love Mary

As Catholics, we wholly love our triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Every day  we attend mass we literally sit at theRead more »

Mars, Venus, and… jackhammers.

I’ll be honest – I’ve never blogged before.   I’m not much of  a writer, in fact the entire act of writingRead more »

Here I Am Lord, Send Me…As Long As It’s Where I Want to Go

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 The start of aRead more »