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Beyond My Comfort (Food) Zone

Beyond My Comfort (Food) Zone

[ 4 ] February 25, AD 2015 |

It is very appropriate, I think, that I received my diagnosis of wheat and milk allergies during Lent, three years ago. After all, I was already in a mode of Lenten sacrifice, and it felt good and natural to cut out these foods from my life and stick to a very basic diet. Also, I […]

The Whisper of the Salve

The Whisper of the Salve

[ 0 ] February 25, AD 2015 |

The whisper of the Salve Regina echoes in my heart, a distant memory of chant at the Benedictine Monastery. …the January night sky glittered above with the sparkling of lighted stars. The long endless country road that dips and winds to the brothers’ abode. The moonlight shining on the silent fields creating snow crystals waiting […]

A Clean Heart

A Clean Heart

[ 0 ] February 25, AD 2015 |

A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. Psalm 51 The heart is one of the most essential organs in the human body because it pumps blood to every extremity. When it does not function properly and effectively, negative side effects occur. If we do not eat a […]

My Husband Isn’t Trained

My Husband Isn’t Trained

[ 1 ] February 23, AD 2015 |

My husband isn’t trained to pause his video game and come downstairs to greet me when I get home after a long day. My husband isn’t trained to take out the trash. My husband isn’t trained to put his dishes in the dishwasher and set it to run. My husband isn’t trained to pray with […]

Why Do We Pray, Fast, and Give Alms During Lent?

Why Do We Pray, Fast, and Give Alms During Lent?

[ 0 ] February 23, AD 2015 |

This is a lesson for which I will be forever in debt to Dr. Brant Pitre.  He taught it to me, and I’m passing it on.  But I have to say up front that if you enjoy this post, check out his presentation on it here.  It is amazing stuff! Lent is a fantastic spiritual […]

The Ultimate Planner

The Ultimate Planner

[ 0 ] February 21, AD 2015 |

I’m a planner. While I cannot remember when I first developed this identity, my affinity for planning, having a plan, and keeping a plan has grown significantly over the past few years. I love lists, knowing what’s happening ahead of time, and looking forward to planned events. Surely, spontaneity is great. And I’m not opposed […]

When Waiting is Really Hard

When Waiting is Really Hard

[ 5 ] February 20, AD 2015 |

In reaction to the increasing physical immorality spreading through society today, and in an attempt to counter the message  constantly being sold through advertising, movies, music, and even best-selling books that says sexual intimacy is not only okay, but expected, outside of marriage, the Catholic online world has been buzzing with all sorts of articles […]

Jesus Expelled

Jesus Expelled

[ 0 ] February 20, AD 2015 |

[An exegesis and reflection on Mark 1:40-45] In the readings this week we may consider the primary themes that of ‘expulsion’ and ‘re-entry.’ A man, in Leviticus, when he was declared unclean by the priest or by the community was expelled for the safety of the whole. He had to cry out “Unclean!” to warn […]

Read More Books Now

Read More Books Now

[ 1 ] February 20, AD 2015 |

Brandon Vogt, social media guru and self-proclaimed bibliophile extraordinaire is at it again. His latest project, Read More Books Now, a multi-media package that helps busy people like you and me read more books, is now available. Brandon reads anywhere from 75-100 books in a year, so I counted myself lucky to receive advance entrance into […]

Poor Media Coverage of March For Life

Poor Media Coverage of March For Life

[ 2 ] February 19, AD 2015 |

I am astonished, but not surprised, that the mainstream media still does not report on the March for Life. How can you ignore hundreds of thousands of people?