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Spiritual Do-Over

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of myRead more »

Reflections on a “Good” Day

He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 Our day started like many others: late night atRead more »

Feeding Our Children

A good mother, a good parent, is responsible for the physical health and well-being of her child.  As mothers, we feed and clothe theRead more »

Birthdays, Blocks and Mary

My son turned two the other day. Let the games begin! Ever since he was a newborn, and before the Catholic Church was even a blip on myRead more »

No MisConception, Here!

Imagine for a moment that you could choose your mother. Unrestricted by time, out of all the women in the world, you can handpick the womanRead more »

Cinderella Story?

Cinderella story? Well, sort of… Love at first sight? Maybe. All I know is the first night I met my husband I was smitten. We talked forRead more »

I didn’t give you the gift of life… life gave me the gift of you

In light of the fact that November is National Adoption Awareness Month, I would like to share with you my reflection on abortion, in-vitroRead more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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