Mary and Litanies and Titles, Oh My!

Marian titles and learning to live up to ours

My niece sent me a text the other day that said, ‘Thanks auntie.’ Auntie. It’s a title that I carry with such pride. One of the greatest joys in my life is being able to help mold the character of my nieces and nephews. Each of us hold different titles. From mother to father, sister, brother, son, daughter, friend, boss, co-worker, neighbor, etc. And each... [Read more...]

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Sunday Girl

It’s my parents 50th wedding anniversary. My dad always tells the story of how mom and him dated. She was his Sunday girl. I love that. You see, my dad dated a few girls at a time. On Friday night he took out one lady and Saturday night another. But my mom was his Sunday girl. They would meet for Mass and then go out for brunch. Each girl knew that the... [Read more...]

Martyrdom in Mosul

Martyrdom in Mosul

When I heard of the atrocities happening in Mosul this past week, I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. This is happening in our world today? I know there are bad things happening all of the time. I know there is evil. But I couldn’t wrap my mind around such brutality, such fierce evil. After the initial shock and sending up prayers, I kept thinking,... [Read more...]


Tuesday Five: Learning a Language

I’ve been wanting to learn Spanish for a long time now, but have not been disciplined enough to tackle it.  My one year of high school left me with, “Donde esta el bano?”, and my year at college left me with a lower GPA than I had strived for. A shout out to my former professor: the full immersion technique doesn’t work for Tuesday/Thursday... [Read more...]

Strength in God

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7 Whatever trial you are going through, whatever hardship you face, find your strength in God. When I was in kindergarten we performed a play at the end of the year. One of the boys played a weightlifter-he... [Read more...]

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