What do Pope Francis, Russell Wilson, Jen Fulwiler and Dr. Bill Thierfelder have in common? Leave it to me to make a connection.
When I received the email with the subject line, “CNN new original series ‘Finding Jesus’ blends science and archeology to offer fascinating insights into well-known biblical relics,” I assumed CNN was the acronym for the Christian News Network (or something like that) squeezed between EWTN and TBN on the basic cable package. Turns out CNN is […]
Pope Francis had fun with a Google+ hangout recently, why not me? And you, too! Please consider joining fellow CatholicMom.com contributors Lisa Hendey, Sarah A. Reinhard, Jared Dees and me next Monday (Presidents’ Day – 12PM eastern time/11AM central) as we participate in a hangout and explore ways to bring Lent to life in our […]
Let’s consider this post another one in the #WhyILoveMyHusband series. Here’s why. Our oldest child Lucy lost her first tooth one year ago right around Christmas. It almost caused a minor meltdown (me, not the kid) because it was just one more thing to add to my to-do list during a season that can be already hectic with […]
What a privilege it was to write a reflection for the My Sisters the Saints book club over at CatholicMom.com. The book, written by Colleen Carroll Campbell, has really touched, comforted, and challenged me. In fact, the night after I finished reading Chapter Two, the chapter I was assigned to write about, I couldn’t sleep. I toss and […]
The first reading from 1 Samuel 3:3-10 from Sunday’s Mass is one of my favorites in all of Scripture, probably because it motivates me to meditate on a question I perpetually wrestle with: Lord, what do you WANT from me, anyway? Speak. Just speak, Lord, and tell me. I’m listening. I often get so frustrated because it’s almost […]
Joel and I have reached the half-way point in our 54-Day Rosary Novena. We have spent the past 27 days in petition; now we switch to 27 days in thanksgiving. Some random thoughts: I can’t believe we’ve gotten this far! (…yet so far to go.) Our petitions have not been answered. Actually, things seem less […]
Ever been asked that question? I was. Once. And my response tanked. That question and the reaction it provoked in me actually played a role in a “rebirthing” experience of my own. There’s a back story, and I share more about it in my latest post for CatholicMom.com (find it by clicking here). And the […]