A Growing Family & a Confession

Today is a special day  – and destined to be even more so if things go as planned.  We have a grandson due to enter the world today.  We are all patiently waiting and praying for a beautiful birth and healthy baby for our son and his girlfriend. I am constantly reminded of the multiple…

Thank God it’s Lent

My favorite season is underway. I have decided just this week that my favorite season is Lent and… my favorite holy day is Ash Wednesday. We can talk about my favorite holiday another time. Ash Wednesday?  Lent?  Really?  Really. I heard the readings that day, especially the gospel: Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care…

Insomnia Led Me to A Catholic version of a 12 Step Program

Insomnia is a gift sometimes.   Last night, thanks to my  bout of insomnia I caught a middle of the night talk show discussion on EWTN abut a 12 step program.  I was so excited to learn that the Catholic church had an organized approach to helping the hurting, the lost, and the habit consumed…

Forgive the Prodigal

 Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another Forgive as the Lord forgave you”   Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  Wow, it seems that is a hard thing for some to accomplish.  Forgive?  Forgive as the Lord Forgave?  Are you kidding?  Can anyone really do that?  Surprise, for…

A Never Ending Story, or Is It??

       Must all stories have an ending?  That is my dilemma lately because I want to share my story, but as of now, the ending eludes me.  Every day is an ending in itself, if only for that day though.      The harder part of my story telling challenge is that I don’t know where the beginning…

the Real me…

Who am I and what am I doing here in blog-land? Well, I have always loved the art of writing, and have frequently played around with words to entertain, to inform, to challenge, and to reflect.  They have usually been for my own benefit, and I will continue that trend….. for now. (except for anyone…

Twenty Year Trek To Confession

   Bless me Father for I have sinned.  It had been over 20 years since my last confession.  Pretty alarming for a proud Catholic mom, woman, and catechist.  A bit more so since I was a catechist to the second grade CCD classes for a good 7 or 8 years at my church, leading many young…