Monthly Archives: February 2011

Making it Through Tough Financial Times

My husband and I often live beyond our means.  I’m not proud of that fact, but I am proud of the reason why we are doing it.  Eric and I decided very early on that we wanted a Catholic education … Continue reading

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Fasting Fear

“For the Lord is gracious and merciful and prefers the conversion of a sinner rather than his death. Patient and generous in his mercy, he does not give in to human impatience but is willing to wait a long time … Continue reading

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Jesus, Front and Center

My husband and I visited a beautiful, fully restored church this past weekend.  This basilica dates back to the late 1800’s.  The intricately patterned vaulted ceilings, life-like statues and renaissance style paintings surely lifted our thoughts to God.  We knelt … Continue reading

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My Husband, My Hero!

I hope that I have not been too preachy or too upbeat lately!  I know that even though the intention may be to inspire, it can be downright annoying.  Bear with me!  I’m sure that a lousy day is just … Continue reading

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Simply – Love

Mother Teresa once said, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”   In 1 Corinthians 13, the famous chapter on love, St. Paul ends by saying that of the three theological virtues, faith, hope and love, … Continue reading

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Using Pain as a Prayer

If there’s one thing that really frustrates me as a teacher and parent, it’s the unpredictability of migraine headaches.  I can have the best laid plans, and a headache of this nature can really mess them up! I’ve suffered from … Continue reading

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Creating a Sacred Space in Your Home

Seven years ago, the “spiritual director” of our extended passed away in her sleep – her arm wrapped around a teddy bear and a rosary under her pillow.  Elsie (Dee Dee) was my husband’s seventy- year- old aunt, and my … Continue reading

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Her “Little Way”

When I first read, “Story of a Soul,” the biography of St. Therese’ of Lisieux, I was on strict bed rest with my third child.  I mention this, because it might account for at least part of my crankiness at … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a Get-Away!

It is a rare occasion that my husband and I are able to get out for a date night.  It’s a Extremely rare event when we get an entire night or two away from our three beautiful children.  I think … Continue reading

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All of Creation Obeys Him!

“Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.  Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.  The disciples went and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, … Continue reading

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