Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  Thank you for your support, emails, and patience during my maternity “leave.” Please know that I pray for all of my readers – that you will be blessed with joyful acceptance of God’s will and zeal for the pursuit of it. Please pray for our family! Merry Christmas & a Blessed 2015 to you […]

Poultry & Devout Catholicism

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 of a rut of spiritual inaction; but, […]

Venite Adoremus Dominum!

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the […]

Jesse Tree!

Hey Everyone! Advent starts tomorrow – Happy New Year! Check out this great post from Healthy Family to do your very own Jesse Tree this year. The site offers full-color or black-and-white images for your child(ren) to color, too. These ornaments are geared toward little ones, but there are plenty of “big kid” or “grown-up” […]

Taking One Liturgical Season at a Time

With just under a week left before the Christian New Year(!), my mind is lately fixed on December, shopping, and decor; but I think I’ll try a shift in focus this year. Without a doubt, December is my favorite month. It’s so full of coziness, Christmas decorations, and cold temperatures that I can’t help beaming […]

’tis the season

I’m in the middle of Family Birthday Season – we have 7 birthdays beginning mid-September and ending December 2nd and then Christmas totally comes out of left field. Usually Birthday Season and Christmas take us by financial surprise. While excited and eager to send cards and gifts, the lack of preparation beforehand shocks me into a spending freeze. So yesterday […]