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gone with the wind, humble

Scarlett O’Hara or Saint?
A Time For Humble Service

During this tumultuous time of Church and State upheaval we find ourselves at a loss. How to respond, when Satan in nipping at the toes of clergy and statesman alike? A good and humble solution is to reaffirm our need for childlike trust in God. It is when we ‘let go and let God‘, that we finally concede that these...

breast cancer club, susan g komen,

A Member of the Breast Cancer Club
Komen Doesn’t Speak For Me

It isn’t yet October but the ‘pink’ breast cancer awareness folks are already ramping up their fundraising frenzy. This most likely leads you the believe that, as an almost thirteen year cancer survivor, I am enthused about the varied events, products, and stories coming out of the breast cancer money machine. After all, isn’t awareness and funding a part of...

voice crying out

Like a Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness

The old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?” Obviously, whether or not anyone sees a tree fall or hears it crash to the ground, there is an appreciable effect. The tree was standing and now it is not, resulting in a dramatic impact on the...

designs by birgit

Designs by Birgit In The Spotlight

It was my recent honor to be interviewed by Voices for Life blogger, Patricia Dowling. She sought to delve into another hat I wear on social media – proprietor of (pro-life) Designs by Birgit. There I create memes in an effort to win hearts for the unborn through information and  a soft touch. There are 650+ pro-life designs (and counting)...

Judas, betrayal

Homosexual Predators As Judas
Should We Leave the Church?

“Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of...

bloom where you are

Bloom Where You Are

  There are a couple of flower boxes on our back porch railing. If you have any cats, you know what that means; anything growing there must be pretty persistent or risk being crushed under the furry bellies of our lounging feline friends. This has lead to discouragement on our part. We simply don’t bother to plant there anymore. That’s...

praying the rosary

5 Ways of Praying the Rosary

Praying the Rosary is a revered and desirable devotion for Catholic Christians – from the laity all the way to the pope. However, those for whom it is not yet a developed habit, the task is often daunting. As with any worthy behavior, the practice of praying the Rosary daily is something we can easily develop over time. I have...

eucharistic adoration, holy hour

7 Stages of Eucharistic Adoration

Whether we call it Eucharistic Adoration or Holy Hour, the time we spend with the Eucharistic Lord in Adoration offers many graces. Often, however, it is difficult to discern a clear plan of action. We might wonder if we are to wait for inspiration, use some formal format of prayer, or simply sit and wait with Him. Since our parish...