It's been awhile since my last post because I have been traveling this Christmas season to see family. We live almost all the way across the country from each other and visiting has been absolutely wonderful. What a perfect time to travel far to be with family, too. But, as 2018 is finally coming to … Continue reading Some Bright Spots in My 2018
Annoying Know-It-All Tracy Bradley talks about everything she knows, from book reviews to deep theological discussions to family life, and everything in between. Tune in to find out exactly what she knows and maybe even learn something new. It’s so refreshing to hear a woman speak on a variety of subjects and show off her … Continue reading 9 More Essential Podcasts for Catholic Feminists
Traditions give rhythm to life within a specific family. Much like the Liturgical calendar, holidays and traditions allow a rhythm to life. We know what to expect and when and prepare accordingly. This can be such a great comfort in a world and life that is often so unpredictable. I know every Christmas we are … Continue reading Traditions and the Rhythm of Life
She's neither ethereal nor ghost-like when she appears in my dreams. In my dreams she's very real. So real, in fact, that most times I don't even realize she shouldn't be there until I'm on the edge of consciousness. I often wake like Ebenezer Scrooge, wondering if what I've experienced was a dream or reality, … Continue reading The Ghost Lady in My Dreams
Human Work as Cooperation with God "Now our work does not belong to us wholly. For even n the most personal work we use powers and strength that are given to us by God, the Creator of nature. This work does not belong to us, for its character is not only personal but social as … Continue reading This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work
I have finally accomplished it, the novel is finally finished. At least in so far as I have a complete story, have cut out the useless parts, and have uploaded it all on to Wattpad. Of course now I will agonize over the crappy parts and edit the shit out of them. What will happen … Continue reading My Novel– FIN
In Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II proposed a new way of praying the rosary, a contemplative way. These meditations based on this way of praying are a little different than ones that may be traditionally used, but they are full of new insights and stir up the flame of love within hearts. Since … Continue reading Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?
I am online a lot. A lot. I spend a significant portion of my week either writing, sharing my writing, or connecting with people through social media and texting. I also consume a lot of media– television, movies, music, literature, news, podcasts; you name it and I've probably at least heard of it, if not … Continue reading The Social Media God or God in Social Media?
The story of the woman caught in adultery (cf. John 8:1-11) always filled me with a glorious hope. She was caught literally in the act of adultery, witnesses dragged her to the temple where Jesus was, and they asked for the punishment proscribed by Mosaic Law. The elders and everyone else who dragged that woman … Continue reading Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful
The first time I can remember making my first major auditory-visual connection like these was when I was six years old. My class was learning how to pray the Rosary. Our first grade classroom had the fluorescent lights switched off but the window blinds open so that it was dark and calming. We sat in … Continue reading The Blessing and Curse of Being Finely Attuned to Sound