Help!  I LOVE Sister Wives!

Help! I LOVE Sister Wives!

I am a recovering reality TV producer. There, I said it. Actually, despite what you might think, I, as a Catholic school theology teacher and aspiring administrator, am quite proud of my background in the field.  Believe it or not, it was really quite easy to...
Missing Mediation in Exodus: God and Kings

Missing Mediation in Exodus: God and Kings

Last week, my husband and I got out to the movies to see Hollywood’s latest adaption of the Exodus story, Exodus: God and Kings, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses II. The movie was full of striking imagery, and...
What We Can Learn from the Benedictines

What We Can Learn from the Benedictines

It was a mild December night in Minnesota as a hundred Catholic adults converged upon the beautiful house of a lovely young couple in order to meet a monk. They entered the house and, having been welcomed with a smile, dove right into the fudge and wine and entered...
Why I Bring My Kids to Funerals

Why I Bring My Kids to Funerals

On Monday morning, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  my family and I were at Mass.  This is not unusual, as it was holy day of obligation.  What is unusual, to some at least, is that we were not only at Mass but at a funeral Mass for...
Overcoming the Advent Grumpies

Overcoming the Advent Grumpies

My favorite Advent was the year my second was born. She was due the second week of December and I decided to do all of my shopping and card writing in November so that I could just rest and not worry about the physical Christmas preparations. The Saturday after...
Literally Loving The One You’re With

Literally Loving The One You’re With

I know plenty of people complain about the prevalence of cell phones. We all know how annoying it is when you’re having a meal with someone and their neck is bent the entire time, “talking” to someone else via their cell phone. It’s rude,...