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...
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,...
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...
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…
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...