Catholic

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I recently listened to a talk by Jeff Cavins, a brilliant former protestant pastor turned Catholic speaker, writer, editor, teacher, and so much more.  This particular talk that moved me deeply was titled “15 Things to do in the Midst of Suffering” and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking comfort during physical, spiritual, or emotional

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~ 1 ~ Ba-humbug.  I am not enjoying this season, at all.  It is usually a struggle this time of year because of the stress and hours that Mark takes on at work.  The combination of the stress and work he feels carries over to me because I worry about him.  And it’s lonely around

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Recently there has been a lot of extra discussion and prayer in our home about the state of the world. I won’t go into detail because I am pretty sure that we are not the only ones concerned and having these same conversations.  What we keep coming back to though is that in order to

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Overall I think I am doing OK most days, but sometimes, sometimes… ::I want to stay in bed and not have any responsibilities all day. ::I want to cry, a lot.  Ugly cry.  You know the kind. ::I just want to freak out at other parents when their bad parenting choices are really obvious because

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Continued from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5…… As the evening progressed more of our family started to come and go.  Toby and Lilly were brought down to visit too.  We wanted to be up front and honest with them throughout the process.  I didn’t want them to be any

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According to Toby last Sunday was “the best day ever!”  He was beaming with such pride and grace that it made my heart swell just to be there with him.  He had been preparing for that day for a long time and I truly believe that he was way more prepared and understood the significance

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This morning I had the privilege of being a part of our local Catholic radio show.  Being my first time “on the air” so to speak, I was admittedly a bit nervous but then pleasantly surprised at how well it went, even after a little issue with my mic! Our local Catholic radio station, KWKY,

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So I had intentions of posting a separate list of my faith and spiritual goals.  In another God-incidence, Father gave a homily this past Sunday on the importance of “getting right with God” in our new year’s resolutions.  How no matter what other plans we make, the ones that involve our relationship with Jesus are

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We are still sort of taking a break from our usual lessons to enjoy the spirit of the season.  Toby continues to do math every day and read, read, read as usual but that’s about all that he’s still doing for “formal lessons” but really he loves to do both of those things so it’s

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Priorities

Since Easter falls so late this year, Holy Week and Earth Week fall during the same time. Thankfully we try to keep our lives Christ-centered throughout the year while at the same time keeping a focus on being earth-friendly and doing our part to conserve energy and live “green”. I say thankfully because that takes