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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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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Mary’s “Yes” to Pain

Nov 18, 2013 by

Mary is a mystery. After eager anticipation and hearing reviews abuzz with enthusiasm, I saw Mary of Nazareth last night. While I admittedly had some reservations about the film from a production standpoint (looking at editing, script, looping, and acting only; separating these from the story...

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Praise God! (or I love me.)

Nov 4, 2013 by

I make no secret of the fact that I’m crazy about my husband. That he’s sweet, hilarious, or that we’re in love. Andrew and I are the best of friends and he’s my favorite person on the face of the earth for a whole SLEW of reasons. … don’t worry, I won’t list them. I don’t...

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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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Everything I have and everything I don’t hav...

Jul 22, 2013 by

For a few seasons now, I’ve been part of an incredible Bible study. I joined a year or two ago and we meet every fall and spring, taking long breaks to accommodate vacations, holidays, etc. A few of my peers have been in the study with me, but most of the group is made of ladies 15-40 years...

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Fighting the “Look at me!” Tendency

Jul 8, 2013 by

Sometimes I can just hear God speaking straight to my soul: “Katie, repeat after me, ‘I am not the center of the universe.’” What feels like eons ago, I wrote a post applying Mother Teresa’s humility list to the married/domestic life (a revamped list COMING SOON); but...

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WoW Wednesday: The Papal Edition

Jun 12, 2013 by

I could make a whole litany of qualities I just love about Pope Francis – his obvious humility, his solidarity with the poor, his outspokenness and presence are already making his new papacy a memorable one. Because His Holiness makes headlines EVERY. DAY. he’s pretty tough to ignore,...

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Thank God for their humble service

May 27, 2013 by

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness And every gain...

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Ask Not What Your Husband Can Do For You

Feb 21, 2013 by

It happened all the time. I was at home with our first son, totally exhausted expecting our second. After a long day of working and waiting for his arrival, my handsome breadwinner would pull up to the house, ready for some R&R from the daily grind. And that’s when it would start. It...

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