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Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Fast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busy toddlerRead more »

If Only I Hadn’t _________

“If only I hadn’t _____.”  How many of us have said that – days, months, years, decades, after?  Remorse, guilt, shame, self-blame…Read more »

Finding Love in Fajitas: Giving ALL of Yourself and Loving It

“You know what would be amazing? If we had fajitas sometime.” Record scratch.Read more »

Monthly Dedication Resources: July, The Precious Blood of Our Lord

Every month of the year in the Catholic Church is dedicated to a particular devotion of the Catholic faith. July is dedicated to TheRead more »

Catholic Brain: Learn It. Know It. Live It.

I was recently asked if I would like to review the website Catholic Brain. Intrigued by the name, and even more intrigued by the siteRead more »

On Potholes, Pity Parties and Problematic Pants

“They’re just so ugly,” I told my sister-in-law last week. “They don’t fit, I did not order them and I do not want to wear them.” “And theyRead more »

The Hard Work of Love

The real hard work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.  True love is not an easy path.  True love is rocky and bumpy onRead more »

The Sacramentality of Shoes

Just like that. The diaper bags and car seats are gone. The baby gates and playpens are put away.  I don’t own a single baby bottle or burpRead more »

Heart of His

As an eldest daughter with a single mom, I’ve invested years into killing my desire for love and validation. I’ve guarded my heart with theRead more »

Book Review: Can We Be Friends?

friendships are an absolutely beautiful and necessary part of life. In a culture that seems to increasingly isolate ourselves, it isRead more »

REVIEW: Beyond Sunday by Teresa Tomeo

Most people likely know Teresa Tomeo as the intelligent, inquisitive, straight-talking host of the Catholic Connections radio program andRead more »

Confession in Layman’s Terms

I often find in conversations that people aren’t regularly attending confession. They have a lot of reasons. Sometimes its fear, sometimesRead more »

Summertime Sadness

*some quick ways to cure summertime boredom and blues*   This is my first year as a teacher, and it’s wild that as someone whose outRead more »

Summer Boredom Busters

I have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plans and from the hoursRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

They definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean and Father Uche came toRead more »