Yoda’s Advice for Following God’s Will

Oct 16 Yoda’s Advice for Following God’s Will

I like Star Wars.  The Force, the light sabers, the odd little aliens; all of it.  Yoda is my favorite (and yours too, if you’ve got good taste, but I digress).  The things he says, the way he says them, all of it adds up to  just about as perfect as a character can get.  My favorite line?  ”Do or do not.  There is no try.”   It applies to so much more than just lifting...

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Vocations: When Giving Your All Is Only “Enough”

May 29 Vocations: When Giving Your All Is Only “Enough”

As a wife and mother, I sometimes tend to feel put upon by all the “work” that goes into fulfilling these vocations, especially during a rougher than usual week.  There’s laundry, cooking, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, dish-washing, hand-holding, play-button-pushing, medicine-dispensing, DVD swapping, refereeing,  and, when all that is done and the kids are in bed,...

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The New Chivalry

Apr 18 The New Chivalry

He took a towel and tied it around his waist.  Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist.  (John 14:4-5) On Holy Thursday, I watched our bishop wash the feet of twelve individuals, just as Jesus washed the feet of his disciples on the night he was betrayed.  Regardless of status or stature, a person washing the...

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Spousal Sparring: How to Fight the Fair Fight

Mar 21 Spousal Sparring: How to Fight the Fair Fight

I’ll never forget the first fight my husband and I had when we were dating, just a few months into our long-distance relationship. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t still affect us…

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Love, happiness, kids

Mar 20 Love, happiness, kids

A recent Chicago Sun-Times story tells us that “Kids are hazardous to your marriage.” The 2011 movie Friends with Kids has the tagline “Love. Happiness. Kids. Pick two.” As with most news stories, the results often reveal more than what the headlines say. Implied in the Sun-Times results are the following “conclusions:” 1) the only time marriage is not a waste...

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