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Happy Feast of the Assumption!

When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. ToRead more »

We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk

No, I don’t want to break up with Jesus! The last thing I want is to be apart from Him, but our relationship needed work. It felt a littleRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: Living for the Here and Now

As I sat in daily Mass after hearing the news, I held my sleeping little boy and watched my eldest going through motions of Mass that heRead more »

Of Note-August 2019

Of Note offers you the most worthy, relevant reads that will keep you informed and in-tune without wasting your precious time.Read more »

Just How Good are Those Mud Pies

Just How Good are Those Mud Pies?

I’ve splashed and played in the mud most of my life, eating my fill of my carefully crafted mud pies. I’ve felt the hunger that has neverRead more »

Running Changed My View On Confession

Running Changed My View on Confession

I don’t go to confession nearly as often as I’d like, but when I do, it’s always this image of the vast towering cross and Jesus thatRead more »

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

How Social Media Helped my Pregnancy Announcement

Though I didn’t always manage to publicly announce each pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage on the blog account, I didn’t shy awayRead more »

Home Is Where the Church Is

We are moving…again. This is my husband’s and my third cross-country move in six years as a married couple, fourth if you count me movingRead more »

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

Light and Refreshing Ceviche

I regularly participate in the Catholic Sistas’ “What’s for Dinner” daily post on Facebook. Recently, I posted a comment stating ourRead more »

What are you willing to do about it

What are you willing to do about it?

But…at some point, we have to muster up the resolve (through prayer or action) to make changes for the better. Even if they are smallRead more »

Social Media is Ruining Social Justice Here’s Why

Social Media is Ruining Social Justice: Here’s Why

If our commitment to social justice is SOLELY based on our social media scrolling, if our activism is SOLELY reactionary, we are never.Read more »

The Language of Pro-Choice and How We Can Defeat It

The Language of Pro-Choice – and How we Can Defeat It

“Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court, or kill you.” PopeRead more »

That Ache in my Heart when He's Away

That Ache in my Heart when He’s Away

This life we chose to live, the Army life, can be hard, lonely, stressful and difficult, with long days and even longer months apart.Read more »

Missed Opportunities

Missed Opportunities

My fear is that all of these missed opportunities will be shown to me, newsreel style – I know that’s weird but it’s my imaginaryRead more »

It Wasn’t a Coincidence

We had been praying fervently for three years to conceive a child. Throughout that time we lived through the stages of infertility: denial,Read more »

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