Single on Purpose

I wish I had owned Beth Knobbe’s new book 30 years ago when I was single and wondering why. If I had read Party of One: Living Single With Faith, Purpose and Passion, I think I would have lived a happier and more fulfilling life as a single woman in a couple’s world. I probably wouldn’t have driven up...

Holy Tomato

It’s officially summer now in my mouth: The tomatoes are finally ripe enough to pick and eat. My husband and I have been in homegrown-tomato withdrawal since June last year. There’s no cure for this addiction. So when the tomatoes “come in,” we head out to our veggie garden, pick a few red or golden...

The Silent Addiction

Are you or a loved one addicted to the Internet? Do you sit for hours and hours in front of a computer screen, surfing the Web at the expense of your mental and emotional health? Are your addictive behaviors jeopardizing your job and putting you and your family at risk? Has your ability to socialize with...

Pen Pals—Literally

The letter addressed to me here at St. Anthony Messenger Press over 10 years ago bore my name in beautiful calligraphy with a small hand-drawn pastel flower in the lower left corner of the envelope. The return address in the upper left corner identified the sender as Randy C, a prisoner in California. From...

For God, Country and Family

I have loved Memorial Day weekend since I was a little kid. The annual national holiday to commemorate the sacrifices of deceased military and veterans that grew over decades to honor living military and other deceased loved ones was always one of the happiest holidays of my childhood. Dad and Mom made a big...

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