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The Red Convertible

I’m sitting in my car, a common occurrence, as my mother runs into the store for ‘just a second’. My mind is drifting as I wait, knowing itRead more »

Stop Painting a Pretty Picture of Ugly Sins

On May 8th, 1982, I received the Holy Sacrament of Holy Communion, just two weeks after my First Confession. For some odd reason, IRead more »

I’m Tired of Changing Diapers. – Surrendering to the Duties of Motherhood

I have only been a mother for a little over 3 years, but by a rough calculation, I figured out that I have changed over 11,000 diapersRead more »

Purgatory – The Church Suffering

Being military, my family moves often. This comes with its advantages: we have seen different parts of the country; we have friendsRead more »

Be Careful What You Pray For!

“In an acceptable time I heard you…Behold now is a very acceptable time.” 2 Cor 6:2 All my life I’ve beenRead more »

Life after Lesbianism

In January, I wrote about my struggles with same-sex attraction (SSA), while living out my vocation as a Catholic wife and mother. TheRead more »

My Reflections on Fasting

I confess I never really “got” fasting. There were a few times as a college student I tried to fast by not eating at all on Good Friday.Read more »

EGG-straordinary Lenten Rosary Project for your Family

I’ve been reflecting on Lent for the past week and how I am going to observe this time of penance, alms giving, and prayer. MyRead more »

Note to Self: Age with Joy

If I’m going to run the race, I want to finish well.  As soon as the end is in sight, I want to push myself even harder and faster untilRead more »

Splendid Sundays: Catholics and the Rapture

Today’s Mass Readings, with a reflection below. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 154 Reading 1           WisRead more »

Sit down, shut your mouth, and maybe you’ll learn a little something about PATIENCE!

Have you ever felt a little… edgy? You know… when you clearly didn’t get enough any sleep, and the husband is obviouslyRead 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 »

Everything for the love of Him

How can I cultivate my relationship with God more? That thought runs through my mind frequently- usually when I crash on the couch after aRead more »