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Finding Our Way in the Fog

As the winter drags on (even along with the signs that point out 13 days until spring!), we find ourselves in the midst of yet anotherRead more »

The Fruit of Fasting

Today is the second day of Lent, which hopefully means that most of us are still gung-ho about our Lenten commitments, and are excitedRead more »

“Mom, I don’t believe.”

Earlier this week, for the first time ever, my nine year old son confessed to me that he doesn’t really believe in “it”. I asked what. HeRead more »

Removing Distractions, Seeking God

Life is full of distractions. Anything and everything around us can be a distraction to something else. Some are good distractions (ourRead more »

Trust in the Lord: the Stages

Trust is an incredibly loaded word. It is an integral aspect of our daily physical and spiritual and emotional lives, and as Catholics, weRead more »


Cecile Richards is at it again, friends. What I wouldn’t give for a sit-down with her, given that she is often seen around my neck ofRead more »

Line-by-Line prayer reflection: Anima Christi, Part 1

This is the first of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. When I first thought about taking part in thisRead more »


“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you aRead more »

The Paradox of Motherhood

The Feast of the Solemnity of the Blessed Mother, a Holy Day of Obligation, is celebrated on January 1.  At Mass that morning, IRead more »

Vouchsafe, OMG

I’ve joked that I know I’m truly Catholic because I anticipate the recitation of the St. Andrew prayer as part of my Advent season whileRead more »

Confessions of a Prideful Idiot

Christmas in Ice with 30 preschoolers: another chance to make God laugh. I live in interior Alaska and today was fairly brisk at 20 degreesRead more »

My Novena Habit

I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Novenas.  I just most recently completed the Novena to the Immaculate Conception, and I amRead more »

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Today as we celebrate Thanksgiving we take time to recognize all the blessings we have in our lives. We know thatRead more »

Ten Ways to Grow in Holiness Today

1. Give God the start and/or the end of your day. Make a decision to get up 30 minutes earlier in the morning to pray and read yourRead more »

Do You Hear What I Hear?

A few years ago I went on my oldest son’s Confirmation retreat with him.  At the beginning of the retreat the leader asked the kids toRead more »

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