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The Joyful Mysteries and the Veil

I first began practicing the optional devotion of wearing a veil seven years ago. The post, Lifting the Veil, explains the decision making process. Initially, my adult daughter and I both felt the call and chose to begin on Mother’s...

time

God is Not Asleep
But Time Is His Alone

Do you ever wonder if God is asleep at the wheel? Isn’t it time He took control? With all of the turmoil seen in today’s world I often wonder if I have stepped into a realm worse than Sodom and...

Mother's Day, history

The Christian Origin of Mother’s Day

  Is Mother’s Day just another secular holiday contrived by greeting card companies? A bit of history reveals a much more pleasing origin. According to the History Channel, little known fact is that Mother’s Day originated in Europe and parts...

motherhood

Shout Your Motherhood

Another Mother’s Day is upon us and with it come innumerable emotions. At the forefront, of course, is the beauty and blessing of cooperating with God (and your husband) in the creation of another, unique soul. Marriage, love, and God...

new covenant, divine mercy, lamb of god, eucharist

The New Covenant Brings the Lamb of God

The readings for Holy Thursday clearly illustrate Jesus’ intent concerning worship for the Catholic Church. We see the Old Covenant fulfilled and that the New Covenant brings an entirely new reality. The first reading, from Exodus provides a glimpse into the...

modesty

Modesty and Shades of Gray

Vastly differing opinions come to mind as we contemplate modesty and the proper way to dress. While there are no shades of gray when in comes to morality, there is certainly some flexibility when seeking the moral course in modesty....

bipolar disorder

Promises to Theresa:
A Teen and Bipolar Disorder

A teen diagnosis of bipolar disorder creates quite a volatile ‘coming of age’. When young Theresa, the main character in the novel Promises to Theresa by Marianne Komek, exhibits the first symptoms of bipolar disorder, she dismisses them as simply...