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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Spousal Sparring: How to Fight the Fair Fight

Oct 8, 2012 by

I’ll never forget the first fight my husband and I had when we were dating, just a few months into our long-distance relationship. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t still affect us, because it does, even though it was over 7 1/2 years ago. Up until that point, I had had starry-eyed daydreams...

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My Shield Against Cruelty and Sin

Aug 16, 2012 by

I search, as always, to go outside of myself. I could rattle off the countless ways that I feel stretched and maxed out, but doing so would be taxing and exhausting for you as much as it would be for me, so I’ll spare it. I’m tired – we’re all tired in some way, body or...

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A Simple Instrument

Nov 15, 2010 by

Friday night I saw the production Vianney, a one-man rendition of the life of St. John Vianney. What a compelling experience! I’ve never yearned for the grace of the sacraments in such a way and I found myself disappointed that confession wasn’t offered immediately afterward. It was such a...

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