Monthly Archives: May 2014

A PTSD Catholic

In 2004 I was diagnosed with delayed-onset PTSD. It took three years for my 9-11 relief work to catch up with me. While most 20 years olds were partying in college or worried about exams, I was consoling 400 people whose loved ones had been murdered in the Pentagon. I had only been in the […]

Gardening: Playing in God’s Creation

You care for the earth, give it water;you fill it with riches.Your river in heaven brims overto provide its grain. And thus you provide for the earth;you drench its furrows;you level it, soften it with showers;you bless its growth. Psalm 65 This morning I was out in the morning sunshine picking kale with my daughter […]

Memorial Day

As we approach Memorial Day, remember to pray for the dead who have served our country, both those who were KIA and those who died at home. Remember to pray for the families who go on living without their loved ones. And because it is a great sacrifice, pray for those who have the invisible […]

Praying With a Toddler

Catholics hear quite regularly how central our prayer life is in our daily living. It is what centers our lives and it is what helps us to focus and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. How to foster that prayer life, is the difficulty. Add to the mix motherhood and marriage, and things get really […]

Just Say “No” to Busy

  I have not written much on this website lately.  I was taking a break to focus on my family and faith journey.  I had gotten myself into a rut where I was doing too much and accomplishing very little.  I was leading or helping out in five ministries while trying to balance being a […]