Welcome to my blog! This blog is primarily about my journey as a theologian, wife, mother, and my attempt to grow in holiness. I am, for lack of a better term, an intellectual type. I love to study, especially theology and philosophy. God uses my intellect to help me form a deeper relationship with Him. I love Scholasticism! God has given me a deep sense of wonder and love of beauty. My two favorite places to be are Mass and in God’s Creation. Beauty is a major theme of my writing, and I am told, a typical trait of the theologian.
I am a regular contributor for Catholic Exchange and unless it is a special feast day or current event, I publish there on Thursday. I’ve also been published at The Federalist and Public Discourse and been a Catholic radio guest on Teresa Tomeo’s program, Al Kresta’s show, and Morning Air with John Harper. I have been a speaker for the online Advent retreat, Pray More Retreats. My parish ministry work centers around evangelization and the pro-life movement. I am regular participant of 40 Days for Life. Now that my studies are done, I will be giving regular theological talks for my parish and I hope to pursue a writing career more earnestly
First, for those of you who do not know me personally, my name is Constance. I am a stay-at-home mom to one beautiful 7-year-old girl. I have been married for 8 years to a wonderful man who works hard for us and who is teaching me the art of selflessness. I am a Navy Veteran and I have a BA in Psychology that I never plan to use. I have a Master’s degree in Theology and I homeschool my daughter.
I love the outdoors! You can usually find me outside or at my parish. I kayak frequently and I also enjoy hiking, camping, biking, and working out. I grew up in Montana where I fostered a love of mountains and all of Creation, really. Living in the Appalachians, I still get to see the mountains, but I can also go to the ocean much more easily than in my childhood. My daughter and I attend daily Mass 3-4 times per week and it has become an essential part of our week.
We are devout Roman Catholics. My husband and I really enjoy being involved in our Church. I like to stay up with current happenings in the Church and in the world, but I have to take a step back a lot of the time because I become too empathetic to my own detriment.
My husband’s name is Phil, but these days he mainly goes by Daddy. We met online 9 years ago on the dating site Catholic Match. We both were looking to marry committed Catholics, but he lived in the mountains of North Carolina and I lived in East Tennessee, which meant that there were not a lot of young Catholics in our area. After all, we both lived in Baptist country. And while Baptists are lovely people, neither of us would ever convert.
My husband is a very talented wood-turner and I am sure I will be posting pictures of his work on the blog. He is the Director of Training for a building science training center. He is a 3rd Degree in the Knights of Columbus and current Grand Knight, on two boards and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity (he even built houses in Nicaragua), and is deeply committed to our family. There have been numerous times that I have been awed by God’s choice of Phil for my husband.
Our beautiful daughter’s name is Michaela. She is named for St. Michael the Archangel and my father. We knew that given the state of the world, any children we have would need strong patron and patronesses. Her middle name, Elizabeth, is for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a great saint for homeschoolers. Michaela is 5 years old and she is pretty much insane. She has so much energy and can barely sit still for 5 minutes at a time. She is a climber, explorer, extraordinarily intelligent, strong willed, extremely affectionate, artistic, an amazing builder, and she is the most amazing person that I have met. She is the snuggliest kid you will ever meet. She loves hugs and to hold hands with people.
There have been numerous times throughout the past couple of years that I have looked at her and thought, “God, what were you thinking giving this amazing person to me, of all people?”, as well as, “Thank you God, she is the most incredible gift I have ever received.” My daughter inspires me, frustrates me, loves me, stuns me, and humbles me on a daily basis. While it can be a struggle for me to stay home at times because it can get lonely, I would not have it any other way. I am sure you will hear plenty about her on this blog.
This is my family. We have 4 beautiful babies in Heaven (Victoria, Caleb, Marie, and most recently, Andrew). I will write about miscarriage from time-to-time because I know that there are other women and men who are grieving out there just like me. Orthodoxy is not decided by family size. God sanctifies each family in his own way. Miscarriage and infertility are very heavy Crosses.
I greatly appreciate you stopping by the blog and I pray that Our Lord blesses you by my words. Let’s be sojourners as we journey towards our ultimate goal: Heaven. There are so many writers out there who bless me with their writing. Have a blessed day!
Feel free to leave a comment or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow my work and progress on Facebook @constancethull. I am not be able to respond to every email, but I do enjoy feedback and I read every comment and email I get (except when comboxes devolve into ranting, raving, and meanness). I cannot provide answers to theological, moral, or ecclesial matters in email. I do not have the time. That is what books are written to cover. Please keep feedback charitable and civil. We should try hard not to be an occasion of sin for anyone and ranting and attacking a writer is definitely a near occasion of sin for authors. I know it is for me. Writing is a deeply personal gift and while I know that a good many people will not like my work, it does not give people the right to be insulting and nasty. Pax Christi.