It’s a sweltering 87 degrees (yes, sweltering, if you live in Wisconsin) and two of my boys are fighting on the back deck. I take a seat and ask them to do the same. I have no idea what to say or do that’s new. […]
Nearly a year ago, I injured myself in karate class. In a disappointing twist of fate…I was just days away from both a tournament and a green belt test…my pelvis shifted forward on the right side and locked into place at the S.I. Joint. This […]
Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behaviour. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who are naked. Whatever you own in […]
I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for […]
Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others. If you are a speaker, speak in words which seem to come from God; if you are […]
Wise families remain well rooted by sharing together in the daily disciplines of the spiritual life. The family cloister discovers God’s grace growing within the family in the ordinary rhythms of life together. When we root our families in Christ, in God’s Word, and in a spiritual community, we will grow and flourish.
-David Robinson, The Family Cloister
The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life Part 1: Smells and Bells I love the way in which our Catholic customs are explained in this part of the book…in a simple, no fluff way that appeals […]
So, I experienced a sort of, “ah, now I get it” moment this morning. Well, more like a continuation of a “moment” that I experienced on our mission trip to Peru. And this quote sums it all up so nicely: In sickness we discover two […]
Faith is a living thing that must be nurtured every day through prayer, kindness, and acts of love. It will lead us through our darkest days and restore love and light to even the most troubled soul in the most dire of circumstances.
-“Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide (Left to Tell)” by Immaculée Ilibagiza
I recently discovered the amazing artist that is Donna Cori Gibson, who is helping prepare our hearts and minds for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. This song, Great Things, is the Blessed Mother’s Magnificat set to music. It is among my favorites, as I’ve been praying the […]