For Lent, my husband and I have joined a few other couples in trying to delve into the crux of the Gospel. What is the good news? Sometimes it seems so simple. Other times, not. Has there been a period in your life when you have tried to piece it all together? Or maybe you’ve … More What is the Good News?
My family gave up fighting for seven days. No arguing, no “give it back”, no whining about people, no major issues dug up from the grave. No fighting. The result? I’m now at home with relaxed shoulders, a less chaotic mind and a full heart. But will it last? Plenty of Past Fighting We’ve had … More We Gave up Fighting on Vacation
Sports can lead us to or take us away from Christ. Which will it be for you? Today is softball’s opening day for my daughter’s high school league. Thankfully, the sun came around and got things feeling good for us all. That’s what sports are supposed to do, right? For many of us, that is … More 5 Lessons from Faith on the Field
This is a simplified and blended version of evening prayer and night prayer for today’s Liturgy of the Hours. All around the globe, monks, nuns, priests and families are praying a variation of these words tonight. Try praying it with someone from your family and be part of the unending hymn of praise to God! … More Evening / Night Prayer – first week of Lent
What should you and your kids do for Lent? Here’s a craft based on these basic Christian practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving (traditionally the main practices of Lent). It contains a calendar, so that like during Advent, kids have a visual of how much closer they are to the feast they look forward … More Craft for Lent – with a calendar
A few years ago, I shared with my husband something that I had been contemplating throughout the day. To me, it was a profound thought which merited admiration. (Hah! Of course, I thought that.) Yet, he responded not to the fruit of my contemplation but to the act of my mulling things over while I … More Contemplation not Always Possible
I’m tired. Its not because I worked hard. Its because of what I see. The view from a substitute teacher’s desk weigh’s heavy on my heart… “Time for a little class competition. John, will you please put your phone away and try to factor this trinomial?” Teacher walks next to the kid who is checking … More What I See in the Classroom
You try very hard not to judge others and in fact, it probably comes easily to see the good in others and take people as they are. But what about yourself? How do you take your own mistakes? Or lack of growth? What about your situation in life? As children of God, daily we have … More Where is your confidence?
Thanks for waiting. I’m back to blogging. In what area are you just getting back on track? Sometimes, we really just have to do what we love, not because we are great at it but because it is OURS to do. Why should I write when millions of people say it better than me? Why … More Back on Track – because I want to…
I’ve been writing a book for my oldest daughter and children (and maybe for you too). Unfortunately, I haven’t touched it since the summer so, I’m pausing my blogging in order to focus a bit more. I love that this is coming along with Advent and the cozy time of the winter. Many religious orders … More Pausing the Blog to Write a Book…