10 Tips on Being Mrs. Right

Summertime is Wedding Season! June is a fantastic month for marriage, especially if you’re into Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Andrew and I are about to celebrate our 5th anniversary on Thursday. We’ll officially be out of the “newlywed” category with a few solid lessons learned and millions more to come. With more confidence […]

Not a total Black-Out, but a Great Minimalization

The yearly struggle with what to sacrifice for Lent came as expected. Facebook? The whole Internet? There’s no doubt about it that it’s the computer that I allow to stand in the way of my becoming a more disciplined person. I get so irked when others spend too much time online. And then I realized […]

Dusting Off Ambition

A new post is overdue. I’m a big project starter. I LOVE projects – in school I loved them and now I love them in my home; but when it comes to keeping up with a personal project, I’m typically a lit match: quick to flare up, quick to burn out. For years I’ve maintained […]

To Hear is To Obey

After going a few years without reading it, I picked up The Rule of St. Benedict again last week. I remembered that it has an entire chapter on humility and because I’ve felt so drawn to that particular virtue lately, I wanted to dive in for more. Chapter 7 of The Rule is on humility. […]

One Decision at a Time

Andrew and I are not in shape. At all. Despite years of fantasizing about being in shape and feeling good about myself, I’ve never adopted the corresponding lifestyle, as all of my efforts have fluctuated between extremes; no exercise to way too much. I’m a match – a quick flare of excitement that blazes and dies […]

The Essentials

When I was a freshman at Benedictine, my friend Allison and I were discussing what it takes to be “Mrs. Right.” I’m not sure what her source was, but she gave me a list of qualifications that seem to fit the bill.  According to this list, “Mrs. Right” must possess the following: 1)      a strong […]