In the midst of the hustle and bustle, the chaos and clutter, the preparations and perpetual...Read More
A Mary Moment Monday post Recently, one of my oldest friends asked me for some insight on the Virgin Mary and the Passion. She’s not Catholic, but she reads my blog anyway (like I said, one of my oldest friends). She had...Read More
A Mary Moment Monday post I’ve been thinking about this post since Friday afternoon, when my mother-in-law got a call from my sister-in-law about what had happened in Connecticut. Then, a friend on Facebook started a...Read More
I had never really considered grieving for children before I became the bystander. In the wake of a sudden and unexpected family death, two of my nieces became case studies in children grieving. I have felt, in the last...Read More
March 16 has long been a day I remember with a mixture of fondness and grief. I’m grateful for this day, though it marks sorrow. It was on this day that I witnessed the importance of life and the courage of people I would...Read More
A Mary Moment Monday post Nine days ago, it was Christmas. Nine days ago, it was a whole different year than now, 2010. Nine days ago, I began a special novena to Our Lady of Sorrows. Today is an anniversary our family will hold...Read More
This year, I’m appreciating fall in a new way. I credit my sister-in-law, the one who has moved back to Ohio after seven years away from our version of fall, with this heightened awareness of the beauty around me. I...Read More
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