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The most precious of gifts: listening

The most precious of gifts: listening

My December column for the Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I created a video for this post with a musical backdrop and images to inspire you. You can read the text […]

Give a gift of kittens to your friends while supporting a no-kill cat shelter – 20% Off on The Critter Room Memory Book!

Give a gift of kittens to your friends while supporting a no-kill cat shelter – 20% Off on The Critter Room Memory Book!

Wondering what to give your cat-loving friend? How about giving twice with just one purchase? For a limited time during this holiday season, The Critter Room Memory Book Volume One is being offered at a 20% discount – now just $15.95 for this 68 page book chock full of: tons of color photos from Foster […]

It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

It’s all about the “Yes!” A review of “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa M. Hendey

I have known Lisa Hendey for many years. Her site, Catholicmom.com, hosts over 150 contributors and has won accolades and awards from grateful Catholics around the world. The site is all about the reader, a rarity on the internet today. A vibrant community thrives there as a result. I am honored to be one of […]

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

Breaking News: Pope Francis to come to America, and he will speak in English!

And – he will be speaking in English! Here are details, courtesy of Father James Martin, SJ on Facebook: Pope Francis coming to Philadelphia. Be sure and catch his visit to the Philippines, scheduled for January where he will be speaking English in public for the first time: Pope Francis in the Philippines. Personally I […]

Dreading the holidays? Finding your secret quiet space in the midst of the noise and chaos

Dreading the holidays? Finding your secret quiet space in the midst of the noise and chaos

Here we go again! Daylight savings time is over, the decorations are up in the stores: the march towards Christmas begins. And there’s so much to do! from decorating our homes … to cooking, entertaining and party-hopping … to buying and wrapping gifts … and mailing them … to making out cards … and mailing […]

An image of peace for your Monday

An image of peace for your Monday

From today’s daily readings;  Psalm 131: “In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child. Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap, so is my soul within me. (verse 2) If your world is swirling around you in chaos and busyness; if you’re […]

Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

In looking over the readings from today’s lectionary, I just had to share this lovely excerpt from Ephesians 4: “Brothers and sisters: Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed […]

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