How many of us have found ourselves, standing high on our tiptoes and straining with all our might, peering over the fence we stand behind, desperate to see what’s on the other side? Whether our fence is our marriage, our work, our faith, our friendships … Continue readingIs the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side?
I never felt a weight associated with the liturgical seasons until I had children. From the moment I held my eldest son, I knew I had the grave responsibility to raise him as a good Catholic in a world that, at times, can be a … Continue readingMy Liturgical Suitcase: The Penitential Psalms
Despite. Initially, I thought it was a negative word that implied a struggle, a difficulty, a challenge to overcome. But after stewing on it and wondering how God wants me to apply it in my life, I found despite to be a positive, faith-filled word. A turning-point, change-of-perspective word. … Continue readingLove, Despite
Sometimes I wonder what the world would look like if no one prayed. And then, I thank God for all those who believe in the power of prayer and use it. Right this minute there are cloistered nuns and monks praying for you and for … Continue readingDeliver Us
“Cute dress, love your shoes.” A friend compliments. “Thanks”, I say leaning in a little to whisper, “They were such a steal, that I bought another in a different color. And, this dress, it was next to nothing on clearance. “ As I think about … Continue readingWhat Consumes Me