Category: Faith

reason for the season

We Are The Reason For The Season

Especially in this secular-minded world of ours, it is important to search for the reason for the season. There are so many distractions and misdirections. As we live out our days of Advent, in preparation of Christmas, we are constantly assaulted by sights, sounds, and mental impressions that lead us away from Truth. As children, many of us enjoyed carefully...

child bride

A Child Bride – 44 Years Later

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!” Robert Browning As a child bride of 17, marrying her high school sweetheart, I felt the invincibility...

thanksgiving, cancer, and birth

Thanksgiving, Cancer, and Birth

Happy Thanksgiving. This time of year always reminds us what was going on 9 years ago. Our 28 year old daughter was pregnant and diagnosed with breast cancer. She chose LIFE but also found the best medical care available. Our precious chemo baby was born on Thanksgiving Day. How appropriate! After her birth, there was yet another miracle when mom...

Blessing, smile

Blessing Others With A Smile
And Random Acts Of Kindness

I recently read an article about parenting and it really resonated with me. The suggestion I took to heart was to look at your children and say ‘I love you’ with your eyes. Here was definitely a concept worth trying – and it was like magic! Those little eyes staring back at me said, “I love you” right back. The...

snowflake, faith

Cultural Snowflakes and Christianity Lite
A Catholic Solution to Both

We find ourselves in a world ruled by feelings these days. The harsh realities of truth and boundaries are hidden from view. In their stead we find that we are simply languishing in an imaginary comfort zone of our own device. Sometimes the conservative media types call those suffering from this syndrome, “Snowflakes”. A rather apt, albeit edgy description, considering...

good news, bad news

Why Sharing Bad News Can Be Good For The Soul

Sometimes it’s just easier to let the bad news slide and focus on the positive. This approach can be fraught with danger, however. For in not making ourselves aware of the Devil and his tactics, we make ourselves, and others, easy prey. Bad News, Good News Have you ever noticed how virile your attitude is when you get a jolt...

our other child

Our Other Child – May She Rest In Peace

Editor’s Note: Our Other Child was first published in 2014. It is republished here as a tribute on what would have been her 103rd birthday. +   +   + I first met my future husband, Rick’s, maternal grandmother when he and I began our courtship. Rick was 17 and I had just celebrated my 16th birthday – the dating milestone set...