Countdown to the Papal Visit

Tick, tick, tick. That seems to be the sound in my head this week as I get ready for Pope Francis’ fast-approaching trip to Cuba and the US. But that ticking is not just in my head. All of us at Franciscan Media are hearing it as we gear up for this event. You see, we’re going all out in our...

Christmas Countdown

113 days. That’s how long we have until Christmas. And while it may seem far off, as we all know, it will creep up on us faster than we expected. Every year I tell myself that I’m going to be more proactive and start my shopping earlier than I did last year in hopes of avoiding the stress of...

Chime Travelers: A Fun Adventure

Maybe it’s that it reminds them of school, or maybe it’s lack of material that interests them, but my kids aren’t real big fans of reading. As an avid reader myself, that makes me sad. So I’m always on the lookout for books that may grab their attention and draw them into the world of...

Bridging the Digital Divide

The other night I was working in our upstairs office when I got an instant message on the computer from Mark–who was just downstairs watching TV–asking me to check something in the office for him. Now mind you, we don’t live in a 14-story house where it would be quite an endeavor for him to...

The Wisdom of Proverbs

In my bedroom is a clock with the inscription “Take time to laugh.” The clock was a college graduation gift from my friend Jill. The advice inscribed on the clock is from the poem “Take Time,” a favorite of ours. Less than a year after we graduated, Jill passed away unexpectedly. That saying—along...

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