No room at the inn

No room at the inn

One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot this Advent is that there was no room at the inn. Allow me to explain. It’s all too easy to take the uncertainty (and frankly, the humor) out of the Nativity story. Mary’s a young, unwed mom-to-be whose first reaction when...
Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Note: As we approach Thanksgiving I wanted to share a personal story of God’s love and concern and how He never ceases to give me reasons to give Thanks.  May He bless each of you reading this as He has blessed me!  Happy Thanksgiving! Sometime later this week yours...
Want to Be More Attentive at Mass? Sit with Kids

Want to Be More Attentive at Mass? Sit with Kids

When I look back on my days before kids (and I have to force myself to remember sometimes that there were, in fact, days before kids in my life), I find myself romanticizing them (the days, not the kids).  My clothes were cleaner, or at least less covered in mystery...
St. Thérèse, Jane Austen, and Raising Saints

St. Thérèse, Jane Austen, and Raising Saints

I have been thinking a lot lately about raising a holy family and what it takes to do so, especially when there are so many negative influences in our society. I want to keep my little girls safe in their Catholic world forever, though I know that I cannot. I want to...