(This post, I thought, was scheduled to appear in March ( so ignore the reference to a few weeks in). I guess God had other plans for it.) As the temperature rises and the icicles thaw, a glistening show appears outside my window. With each passing hour, its shape and size change and it’s a … More The Icicles Tender Thaw
Sometimes writers block comes from not being authentic; trying to write about things that are trendy instead of what’s stirring inside our soul. Doubt gives way to voices that we allow to take a seat in our head and before you know it the conversation that we’re not good enough or important enough snuggles up … More Writers Block or Waiting With Wonder?
The kitchen has always been the hub of our household; the center of conversation. What better place to have meaningful conversations with our kids about our faith. Lent is a great time to teach them our faith story through cooking. Cooking can be a visual reminder of the story you are telling. Not only are … More Cooking Through Lent With Your Kids
Can you believe that we are having conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth? I’m blogging over at Catholicsistas.com today. Link to my post here for some creative ways to keep our faith story alive with our kids.
I walked past the vendors table and burst into laughter at the reality before me. The t-shirt on the table was so true. How do you break the habit of cursing in a world where it has become a very part of our everyday language? In high school, I could keep up with the best … More How Do We Keep God’s Name Holy
Veriditas is the word created by Saint Hildegard of Bingen to describe the unity of enlivening spirit she observed in her life. Verde meaning Green and veritas meaning truth. As I sit outside this morning to say my prayers, I can’t help but think of this word. I’m surrounded by blue skies, vibrant green life … More Veriditas
The tapping of little feet on the church pew coupled with a fussy baby was just about all my heart and head could take as I tried desperately to attend a weekday Mass. Being that weekday Mass was less crowded and a little shorter, I thought this would be a good way to introduce my … More Our Sister, Our Angel
As we settle into the dog days of summer and refresh ourselves with the adventure of travel, let’s not forget to pack a spirit of discovery along with that sunscreen. This week I’m blogging over at CatholicSistas.com, talking about the magic that can happen when you travel. Click here and join in the conversation. … More Vacation Transformation – Travel And The Road To Self Discovery
There’s quite the crowd at the newly purchased finch feeder this morning. The goldfinch have returned! However, along with them, I seem to have attracted a few other species of birds that I wasn’t expecting. I find myself disappointed, as I only wanted to see the beautiful yellow cloud gathered to the feast. Such is … More Life’s Unexpected Treasures
Today, July 3rd is the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle and as I reflect on his infamous title “Doubting Thomas”, I think about my witness to Jesus’ resurrection. Have you ever wondered why the wounds of Jesus remained after his resurrection? Surely, in His glorious state, He could have removed the nail prints … More He Showed Us His Wounds