Ordinary, Yet Extraordinary Moments of Motherhood

We welcome guest blogger Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, author of  Embracing Motherhood, new from Servant Books! The book is available on audio as well. It’s only natural to be thinking about possible new beginnings and changes in our lives at this time of year. What is Our Lord expecting of us this...

Sunday Rituals

I like Sundays. For me, they are the one day of the week that is all about rituals—rituals sacred and ordinary. Since childhood, Sunday has meant eating a big breakfast at a leisurely pace while reading the Sunday comics. As an adult I’ve added watching “CBS Sunday Morning” to the breakfast ritual...

God’s Freewill Offering to Tim Tebow—and to Us

The difference between taxes and charity is the difference between compulsion and free will. Taxes impinge on our ability to give. The state takes the first bite out of our paychecks, reducing the amount from which we can give to the Red Cross or our church or our niece on her birthday. Never mind that you...

A Good Cup of Coffee

It’s 6:15 a.m., and I wander out to the kitchen. I fill the tea kettle with water. Put it on the stove. Turn on the heat. Take out the coffee pot and a filter. Put some beans in the grinder and whirr. The filter goes into the Melitta top, then the ground coffee. Wait as the water boils. Stretch up one...

About That Cheesecake…

The last cheese ball has bit the dust. The stinky monk cheese (as my children call it) is only a memory. Just the dregs of the raspberry-chocolate liqueur remain. It’s now officially time to declare that the feasting is over, and we wassailers must face the music. Sometime between the middle of Advent and...

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