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It Is in Experiencing Bitterness, That One Can Fully Appreciate Sweetness.

The day that I am writing this, October 13, 2011, consisted of taking my youngest child Jack out for a very special lunch. What was theRead more »

The Miracle that is Mallory

A tiny life that changed mine: What is time? In the grand scheme of life, sometimes, it goes fast, sometimes slow. When you lose a child,Read more »

Dear Bill

My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage on Mother’s Day in 1999.  I had announced the pregnancy during Easter week, letting everyoneRead more »

The Death Penalty Dilemma

One prison's lethal injection room. For nearly 15 years, I’ve been married to a police officer. So I’ve grappled with the concept ofRead more »

When “I’m pro-life, except” really happens…

A B O R T I O N: The rationalizations are many… “Why have a baby born into a family who does not want ‘it’?” “What aboutRead more »

Life Begins at Conception

In my first post with the Sistas I told you about my Infertility journey. The only way that I can share this post is to be extremely honestRead more »

Five Things I Think Are Cool About the Church That You Should Think Are Cool, Too.

I can’t believe it’s October already. This year has gone by at warp speed. I realized the other day that a year ago- lastRead more »

Life is a Gift

I’m a deep thinker. I love to mull things over. I love to look at a problem from multiple sides. I love to contemplate big topics. ThisRead more »

The Gift of Baptism

I was raised by a mother who understood love best in giving and receiving gifts.  Each treasure was meticulously chosen, prepared, and, atRead more »

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 »