Emily has a beautiful way of telling the story of all the players in the Stations of Cross in a new and refreshing way. Have you ever considered that Simon of Cyrene was a tired traveler who came to Jerusalem from Africa for Passover and then was pressed into helping carry the cross?
I had been planning to write a Lenten reflection–– I still have it in drafts!–– but I just couldn't bring myself to finish it. This has been the Lentiest Lent ever and we don't need me to reflect on that anymore than all of us are already doing. Rare shots where homeschooling in our house … Continue reading Lovers in a Time of Coronavirus
Hiiiii I'm back in the saddle after taking some maternity leave to be with my new baby and family, let my body heal, and get through the holidays. Ze bebe is already 2 months old. How?! Maybe soon I'll share her birth story. Do you wanna know about it? Where I've been writing So I'm … Continue reading Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, Don’t Fail Me Now! (A Weekly Roundup)
How they till the soil and plant ; Storing their crops in the public granary illustration from Grand voyages (1596) by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598). Selfishness has a way of creeping into the best intentions and polluting them, poisoning the self and those in contact. I thought just pushing through everything and dealing with issues … Continue reading To Till the Soil: A Reflection on My 2019
We took a quick trip to Ohio at the end of September to spend the weekend with our family and it was so worth it. There is nothing like 16 people sharing a 5 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms in the middle of forests. But seriously, spending time with family is so good and so … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Sept. 23-30
Well, I haven't been around too much this week but you also don't know what I've been up to most of the month, so I'll just link all September things this time. Not coincidentally at all, I've been exclusively over at EpicPew this month. These Ridiculous Misconceptions about the Catholic Church are Finally Explained 7 … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Sept. 16-22
So, I'm still here. Despite my long absence! I picked up a new job this summer (I'm the marketing manager now for Catholic Young Adult Sports) and the kids have been home and not in camps/lessons/playdates 80% of the time. Re-organizing and re-learning time management while small people jump all around you and you're also … Continue reading Time Efficiency WTF
I sometimes am asked (by my husband sometimes!) how much time it really takes me to write an article or post, what actually goes into writing one. Actually typing one out usually only takes, at most, 60 minutes. And this is what most people equate with writing; the time actually spent writing out the words. … Continue reading What Really Constitutes “Writing”?
Just wanted to quickly bring to your attention a campaign for a new Catholic card game for kids. Brought to you by the makers of Fishing for Saints, My Catholic Kids has developed a new game based off of the classic game Uno. Unus Deus combines the gameplay of Uno with liturgical colors and symbols, … Continue reading A Liturgical Take On a Classic Card Game
In seventh grade, 1998, my best friend and I were excited with the news that our favorite band, Hanson, was releasing another album. Shortly before its release, I had a dream of a new song sung by the youngest member who didn't usually take lead vocals. The album ended up being a compilation of songs … Continue reading Dream a Little Dream