The Blessings of Traffic

For the past year, a major thoroughfare from my house to work has been under construction. I mean like major construction–viaducts being torn down, new ones being constructed. Roads are being closed left and right. An alternate route one day will be met with a “Road Closed” sign the next. To say it...

We’re Going to Disneyland!

Well, that’s true, but it’s not the whole story. Actually, a group of us from Franciscan Media are heading to Anaheim for the Los Angeles Religious Ed Congress. While we’re there we’ll be searching out inspiration and story ideas, conducting interviews in our media booth, and sharing...

My Own Little Saint

This week my husband, Mark, and I registered our daughter, Maddie, for high school. She is 100 percent ready. I am not. Maybe it’s the thought of my baby girl growing up. Or maybe it’s the still lingering questions the process has left me with. You see, for the past year, Maddie has been dead set...

Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s Christmas Day, and I’m still a few presents short. My Christmas cards will be late, and I have made no cookies. But you know what? It’s OK. It’s OK because, in spite of all that, it’s still Christmas. The past few weeks I’ve been listening to Christmas music to...

Are Your Priorities Straight?

One second. That’s all it takes to remind you exactly what your priorities are, or at least what they should be. I know. This past weekend, my dad fell. Not just any fall; he fell down my parents’ front porch steps…onto concrete. Oh, and did I mention he’s 78 years old? Luckily, his...

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