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Laundry and other Holy Matters

It’s laundry day. Being part of a family of six sure does load up the work for that particular task. I’m always amazed at what I discover each time I achieve those 15 minutes of all the laundry in the…

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Towards Wholeness

Within each one of us is an innate desire for, and indeed propulsion towards, wholeness. It’s been woven into the fibers of our being. And just as our Creator has planted deep within us the desire for wholeness, so too…

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Paddle Back to Shore

I was distracted the first few months of summer. Swamped. Work-crazy. Traveled home to help my mom. Baseball tournaments. One vacation, then another. All good stuff. But I may have missed a Mass. OK, maybe several. My list of excuses…

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Life in Ordinary Time

While the special holiday of last week was certainly our 4th of July Independence Day, let’s not forget that July 3rd was National Chocolate Wafer Cookie Day. It’s true. Turns out there is a National Chocolate something day at least…

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Words To Live By

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. How UNTRUE that turned out to be, huh? Words are powerful! Words spoken (internally or externally) communicate information to our brains about how to feel, how to…

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Rosary

Change the World One Rosary at a Time

There was a time when I believed the only way to make a difference in this life was to do something dramatic, powerful, influential.  The people who made headlines were wealthy and famous, noteworthy for their non-profits, foundations, and large…

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The Holiness of Self-Care

It's often hard to think about self-care, isn't it? When I think of it, I get this image of myself on a beach with my best friends relaxing. But then I put that thought out of my head because it…

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Purposive Pain

As they go, I had super easy childbirths for the four children I’m raising. Seriously, when seasoned mothers are swapping war-stories in front of terrified mothers-to-be, I have nothing to brag about. I needed no pain meds. Just started labor,…

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