Fantastic Journey

I have recently returned from a Franciscan pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome where I was able to walk in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare, and participate in daily prayer, Eucharistic celebrations, and historical visits. Some people find occasions like this to be an epiphanic moment in their spiritual...

It’s That Time of Year

Spring sports. Anyone who knows me well knows that the only sporting functions I like to attend are only those in which my kids are playing. And even though all my children are now young adults, two of my sons are still active in sports. And I am still their biggest fan. Last Friday Cory came home with a...

Keep Your Distance

In the early morning just past dawn about two months ago, I was driving my daughter to school when a deer suddenly sprinted across the road right in front of my car. My daughter, her friend, and I all screamed simultaneously as I slammed on the brakes. No luck. Screaming doesn’t work. Deer hit. Damage...

Because He Always Does

When my children were young, I was privileged and blessed that I was able to stay at home with them during the day. However, my part-time job took me away from home most evenings, leaving my husband, Stan, in charge of their care. Whether I was home or at work, every night Stan would read a story to each of...

Put Me In, Coach!

Did you catch the season premiere of The Biggest Loser this week? Trainer Jillian Michaels is back! Oh boy, is she back! Jillian was downright brutal in her training, having no ounce of empathy toward any of the contestants. Whether they fell down on the treadmill, fainted, or threw up, she pressed them to...

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