Archive | July, 2010

Domestic Church Photo Contest

My friend Dorian is looking for pictures of the domestic church for her new Domestic Church Flickr photo pool: “I’d like to see examples of how you integrate your faith life into your home through altars, prayer corners, decorations for the liturgical seasons, and outdoor displays.” She’s running a contest too! The winner will get […]

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Wandering Sophie

Yesterday I lost Sophie at the grocery store. We’d just finished checking out but the register was having trouble printing the receipt and I was waiting for a clerk to fix it. Suddenly a woman in a wheelchair by the door called out that there was a little girl outside calling for her mommy. I […]

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Pray with Me?

Prayer of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me, make me only know Your will. My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls, and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm which You carry […]

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Ben at One Year

Ben had his one year check up Tuesday. He’d gained more than two inches and yet was almost exactly the same weight. The doctor had me put him back on the scale and checked again. (He’d been screaming and trying to stand while we weighed him the first time.) But he’s an incredibly active little […]

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Narration, Untitled

Dear Elizabeth, First, thank you for your beautiful words. Thank you for your story which has spoken to my heart and continues to speak, long after I have turn away from the computer. I woke this morning in the wee small hours. Around 3:30 or so. Not unusual for me. I went to the bathroom, […]

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Ben’s Birthday Video

Please note, Ben’s new bowls are in proper rainbow order. Very important, that. I did not make a homemade cake; we had a Boston Cream Pie from the supermarket. Very yummy. Not that Ben would know. I love the way Ben smiles and glances at me when we start singing. Oh that warms my heart. […]

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New on the To Be Read Pile

Ben isn’t the only one who got presents yesterday. Check out the three latest additions to my bedside reading pile: Small Steps for Catholic Moms, The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul, and How Do You Tuck In a Superhero?: And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys! (I know you […]

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