“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him.” — Pablo Neruda The Church harmonizes beauty and truth in the natural and the supernatural, sanctifying months and days. In this sense, ordinary days can be lived with extraordinary … More Be Joyful. Be Playful. Make Ice Cream.
Kate Wicker wrote a book for those of us who have never quite been able to attain to ‘perfect’. I read this great interview with Kate Wicker at Aleteia https://aleteia.org/2017/05/20/getting-past-perfect-a-fast-take-with-author-kate-wicker/ It was a great encouragement as I sipped coffee this morning. Mothers, befriend yourself. Be kind to yourself. Do something for yourself today that fills your … More Trying to “Get Past Perfect”: Take One Step Forward Today
There are so many beautiful ways to express family life with images of domestic bliss. Real life is rarely as blissful as it is represented in media. Social media gives us a glimpse into edited family life. As these beautiful images fill our social media feeds, it is easy to lose sight of the heart … More The World Needs You, ‘Women of Valor’
Pope Francis gave a TED talk called “The Future You” via video message. A happy future really is ours when we live in hope. Real hope isn’t a sappy expression of feigned positive thought–but rather, an encounter. It is the effort of authentic solidarity, “the tiny flicker of light” that will shatter the “shield of … More Pope Francis on “The Future You”
I burned the homemade Italian meatballs. I experiment every time with meatball recipes, still not sure I have found the perfect recipe. I was really excited about this batch. But they came out of the oven like brown golf balls. So much for writing and cooking at the same time. My dinner plan was foiled … More Love–It’s What’s for Dinner
When I returned to the Catholic Church, I was surprised to find that not much had changed. … More Be Bold. Hope in the Lord.