Humbled at the Pump: An Unexpected Lesson in Chari...

Oct 1, 2014 by

The pump was irritatingly slow; and for a mama with a rare hour to herself, I wasn’t excited about the time it was taking to fill my gas tank in the sweltering Southern heat. I took the opportunity to clean out the van and, stepping away to toss my trash, I was approached. “’Scuse me...

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The Real Philosophy of Being a “Crunchy̶...

Aug 12, 2014 by

I’m always happy when the musings of Mary Walker grace the home page of The Catholic Wife. Here this thoughtful woman recognizes the real definition of an “organic” or “natural” family. _______________________________________________________ I see all kinds of blogs...

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Primary Educators NEED Education in Mercy

Aug 5, 2014 by

The whole point of any vocation is to get you to heaven. From my still-fresh view on marriage and family, closeness with Christ is absolutely required if salvation is the goal. I don’t know about you, but I think that fits the bill pretty well for parenthood, because how in the WORLD am I going...

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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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