Unconditional Puppy Love

I am so blessed to be loved–by my kids, my husband, but especially by my dog, Aggie. We rescued Aggie from a shelter in 1995. She was the only girl left in the litter and weighed slightly over three pounds at five weeks old. She was the size of my hand when we brought her home. We named her after the...

‘Two Sparrows in a Hurricane’

My husband and his siblings are flying high after celebrating their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary recently. Not every married couple makes it to this significant milestone, and most of our family honestly didn’t think they’d make it to this celebration. ‘In sickness and in...

Come Down Where You Ought to Be

This summer, I attended a national convention of church leaders in Atlanta. It was wonderful to be in the company of the renowned, the famous, the brilliant, and the experts. Everywhere I turned there went another one. What really drove me wild was that they would actually stop and talk to me… me, a...

The Rosary As You’ve Never Known It

I’ve always been a reluctant rosary person. I understand the value of the rosary. I can give intellectual assent to its importance. But I just find it boring. I’ve tried, I’ve prayed and I’ve given up with some regularity. I’ve regretted this struggle because I want to like the rosary, but I...

Convention Time!

Summer is book convention time for those of us in the publishing industry! I’ve just returned from attending the 20th Annual Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit (RBTE) from May 31 – June 3 in St. Charles, Illinois. The Pheasant Run Resort provided a great venue for this international gathering of...

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