Reaping Grace from a Generous Sower

Jul 14, 2014 by

______________________________________________________________________   FACT #1: Life is easier when I decide to be happy. FACT #2: Misery abounds when I pick discontentment over joy. I don’t know what my gig was – maybe I felt like the only human trapped in the monkey house,...

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WoWW: Santa, the Fatherless, & a Lighter Chri...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Three of my favorite writers offered compelling thoughts this week. Change your life, they said. Appreciate what you have.   1) For the Fatherless this Christmas by Kristen Welch, We are THAT Family Kristen Welch writes at We are THAT Family, a title that might imply her family is as quirky and...

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Giving Time over STUFF

Nov 25, 2013 by

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s blow by in a hurried hustle. Even outside of the holidays, kids, teens, husbands, and wives are constantly on the go, on the phone, and operating frantically on the fly. While it’s ideal to slow down and savor the moment in the midst of holiday...

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Reflections from a NEW Imperfectionist

Nov 21, 2013 by

I found this classic from the archives just last night. I delight in thinking and writing; and for this reason I began my blog to simply record my thoughts and process my countless reconversions to Christ that, especially now, are so good for me to encounter...

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Southern Hospitality: A Must-Have in Every Marriag...

Oct 21, 2013 by

I’ve learned a thing or two about Southern hospitality in the 5-and-change years since we moved to Louisiana. While practices vary among families, the general rule is a warm, charming welcome extended to just about everyone. Introductions between ladies are more often begun with hugs over...

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Go ahead and brag a little…

Oct 3, 2013 by

My husband is just the tops. He’s a patient listener, he’s patient with my off-the-wall emotions, he tells me I’m important, and when it comes to supporting our family and doing good work, you just can’t stop him. This man has integrity enough for the whole world and does...

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Husbands see what wives reveal

Aug 26, 2013 by

This quotation by W. Nigg was said of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, the lady who moves me to constantly return to the idea of simply loving. Loving God, loving Andrew, loving the boys, loving loving loving. Use love as a measuring stick against what you’re thinking and doing and suddenly...

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Poultry & Devout Catholicism

Aug 8, 2013 by

I’m a chicken. A big one. I’m lately digging into the spiritual readings of the saints. Reading The Rule of St. Benedict and Mother Teresa’s Humility List has been a big wake-up call. Despite the fact that life has been movin’ right along, I have gotten myself into a bit...

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Social Grace by St. Josemaria Escriva

Jul 25, 2013 by

This saint knows how it goes. It’s way too easy to hone in on a person’s get-under-your-skin qualities, but step back and realize God sent that person to YOU for the benefit of your soul, his/her soul, and God’s further glorification and you’ll have peace; and who knows?...

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WoW Wednesday: The Basic Revelation of My Role In ...

Jul 10, 2013 by

I finally figured it out. My job, my role in marriage – what I’m supposed to do and be “til death do us part.” First, I’ll preface: I understand that God chose Andrew and me as vocations for each other to glorify Him together in the Sacrament of Marriage for the rest...

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