Monthly Archives: December 2013


    I hope you have a very blessed Christmas season.  May the gift of the Incarnation fill you with incredible joy now and always.  I am off the Internets until January 2014.  God bless!

7QT for a Warm December Day

1. We are decorated for Christmas.  We wait until Gaudete Sunday, and we are thinking about waiting until the 4th Sunday of Advent next year.  We went to a small Christmas Tree farm nearby and cut our own tree down for $12.  It was so much fun.  It was my first time cutting down a tree as […]

Battling Anger

Anger.  Why are so many of us angry? Do we realize that we are angry? Does it bother us? I was just observing a Twitter exchange, I can’t really call it a debate.  There was too much profanity and no intellectual exchange for it to be considered a debate.  What struck me though, as has […]

Admitting that Marriage is Hard

Sometimes honesty in Catholic circles can be difficult.  It is hard to admit to others that our vocation is just plain hard, that marriage can be messy and rough.  I have been married for 3.5 years.  We did not have a “honeymoon phase” as I was pregnant 3 months into our marriage and was sick […]

Third Week of Advent Reflection: Needing a Savior

  We have made it more than half way through Advent.  Next week we will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity and begin the Christmas season.  Our joy is even greater, as we passed through Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday.  We are nearing the end of this season of waiting in joyful hope, although, we wait in […]

Praying While Writing Christmas Cards

This is a busy time of year, but it is a holy time of year. Writing Christmas cards can become a burden and be done in a hurried or impersonal way. I have found great joy in praying for each person or family as I write their Christmas card. My message is short and is […]

A Few of My Favorite Books-Sleety December Day Version

  It is a gray and dreary day here with a mix of rain and sleet.  This type of day makes me think about my favorite books.  It is the perfect kind of day to tuck in with a favorite book and a peppermint mocha.  Yeah, still working on that coffee addiction.  Thank Our Lord […]