Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let’s try not to get too crazy with Black Friday, which is now Thursday shopping. It is a time to enjoy family and friends. God bless.

Why I Like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

I decided to write something a little more light-hearted today. It is pouring rain and we are expecting snow tonight, and truth be told, these long dark nights are not for me. I need light and lots of it. So for those of you who struggle with depression, I feel your pain, and you are […]

Preparing for Advent: Waiting in Joyful Hope

Growing up in my family home, we were ready to celebrate Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, just like the rest of America.  Advent was something we  did at Mass on Sunday with the lighting of the Advent wreath.  It was not something that we did at home.  It was not something we lived.  Then I […]

Jesus Christ Leading Us Into the Deep

” Then he made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.  After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about […]

7 Quick Takes for this Gray and Occasionally Sunny November Day

Today I am linked up over at Jennifer Fulwiler’s Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes. Join us with your quick takes for the week here: 1.  My husband and I bought our first home together in May of this year.  We actually ended up in the town where our parish is located (long story as […]

Wherein I Rant About the Treatment of Priests by Some Members of the Laity

There is something that is going on in many Catholic parishes that I find disturbing.  It is something that I have noticed the more I get involved in the Church.  It is an utter lack of Christian charity towards our priests by some members of the laity.  Priests are attacked for pretty much everything that […]

It’s Small Success Thursday at CatholicMom.com 11-21-2013

Once again it is Small Success Thursday over at CatholicMom.com.  Have you thought about some of your successes for the week?  Share them with us here.  Here are three of mine: 1. I got moving again.  I spent months training for a 5K and ran my first back in September.  A week later I found out […]