The Church, like families, has Ordinary Time, and in many ways, it’s those ordinary times that are most important for families. I actually started writing this post on the first Sunday in Ordinary Time. And here I am nearly two weeks later trying to finish and publish. My ordinary life has kicked into high gear. Here’s a snapshot of how we’re balancing these first days in ordinary time with prayer, work, rest, and play.
Archives for January 2014
How should parishes and dioceses enter into the grief of post-abortive parents? How should the local Church recognize and remember the lives lost to abortion?
A couple of weeks ago I received a beautiful Christmas card in the mail. Its loveliness was outmatched only by the thoughtful handwritten two-page plus letter found inside. It read, in part, “This year I’ve vowed to send a handwritten note to special people in my life to let them know how I feel about […]
January is traditionally the time to make New Year’s resolutions. For Christians, it’s also an ideal time to take stock, reassess, and recommit to a life lived for and in Jesus Christ. Let’s take advantage of this time of year to become closer to the Lord. Pray with me?
Is there a hobby, gift, or talent that has changed your life? Ever had to let go of it only to discover God was calling you to share the gift differently? It’s the question I pose at the end of my latest column for CatholicMom.com. I would be honored if you clicked on over and joined the discussion.
A much needed postpartum respite and lying-in period, a worldwide novena for cancer patients, menu planning advice, and showing off mama’s new camera! All this and more in this edition of Pray, Work, Rest & Play.