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…

Destiny… A Quandry – (My “D” alphabet writing challenge word)

des·ti·ny  noun \ˈdes-tə-nē\                                                : what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future : a power that is believed to control what happens in the future Destiny is not a word or event that I want to explore at all! I have been thinking all day about…

A Death Wish

  Not really a death wish, but more specifically, my wish for my death.  I bet that gets attention.  Seriously, I know death is not to be on my terms, but on God’s, so, I have no intent of altering His plans there!  It is what will happen after my death that I feel I…

Serenity, Courage AND Wisdom? -Oh My…

I can say this prayer over and over… and it always speaks differently to me. I absolutely love the concept of living with serenity. I embrace the wholehearted acceptance of living one day at a time…. and there are many times that I really focus on and celebrate having the courage to change things that…

Penny from Heaven. In My BED???

The alarm clock sounded…too early in my opinion. I like my mornings much better when I wake naturally, and watch for the minutes to click away before my alarm goes off. This was not one of those mornings most likely due to a restless night. I had entered my bed and bedroom the evening before…

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…

Just keep walking

I realize that the best way to get to where I am supposed to be is to just keep walking towards it.  But, the bigger quest is defining what “it” is?  Where does anyone want to be?  In a bigger home?  In a better relationship?  In a happy place?  In a financially secure and even…

Weeds Do Have Value

how can you appreciate the blooms and fruits in your garden if there are no weeds to add contrast?. I don’t want the weeds to have too much control, but am not ready to remove them all yet.