There is an everydayness to being a Christian. Most Christians in the history of the Church have been the normal, everyday people. Most of us have not been, nor are going to be canonized Saints, but that does not mean that we are not significant for the Body of Christ. The Church and the Saints exist for the everyday man. Christ in His ministry always cared for the everyday person; He healed,...
I was planning on writing on going as a family to daily Mass and I noticed a few recent articles discussing why parents don’t take fussing babies out of church and others encouraging parents to take their young kids to church. I always find these discussions interesting but frustrating, especially since my two oldest are super outgoing and my second was a very fussy baby; I could never nurse...
I have been trying to write this post for days now, and today I am squeezing the writing into the afternoon as the five month old baby is asleep (for now), the two year old is resisting the urge to get out of bed instead of nap, and the four year old is building with blocks in her quiet time. It has been an eventful day. The baby took a short morning nap, which caused her to be in hysterics for...
This is the fourth installment of my Lenten posts on virtue. Here are the first, second, and third.
We made it to Holy Thursday! Three days until Easter and then we can do again whatever we gave up! I do not know about you, but for me this Lent started strong in prayer, with the sacrifices helping, and then it has petered out a bit. Life has continued at a rapid pace and my focus on good prayer...
This is the third part in a series on virtue. Here are the first and the second.
As a child, I often heard the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I went from wanting to be a paleontologist, to an astronaut, to a baseball player (though I was never really good at sports and girls can’t play in the MLB), to a sports writer, to a novelist, and so on. When I arrived in...