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
Head on over to Tea with Tolkien today and take a listen to her latest podcast about Flannery O'Connor, featuring me! Kaitlyn is my best friend and a phenomenal woman and podcast host. We talk Flannery, Middle-Earth, and a little bit about my writings. Plus, Kaitlyn's adorable son makes a guest appearance at the beginning. … Continue reading Tea with Tolkien Podcast
Sharing some poetry today. Read it at Contemplatio Culture
It has become my personal memento mori. "I am all the family you need"– it's both an assurance of God's presence with and within me but also a calling out and beyond. Everything of this life passes. All of my relationships here will pass, even those that bring me closer to Christ. Of course, those … Continue reading The Meaning of Family
Discipline is the practice and habit of practicing virtue. St. Teresa Margaret clearly possessed the virtues of temperance and humility and obedience but she had to discipline herself in these ways. What a great model! As this new year really gets underway, we are all looking to discipline ourselves in some way or another, whether … Continue reading Discipline and a Hidden Saint