Some days, I find it hard to intentionally pray for my children. Most days, the most oft-heard prayer from my lips is “Lord, have mercy.” Lord, have mercy–because the crying has already begun. Lord, have mercy–because the messes are driving me crazy. Lord, have mercy–I haven’t even had a sip of coffee yet. Lord, have […]
My memories of extra-ordinary liturgies are filled with wonder, and, I hate to admit, boredom. One such memory is a contradiction in itself, and that is the litany of saints prayer. Or even the Eucharistic prayer that lists Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Chrysogonus, Cosmas and Damian. All the names! Some of them I never hear […]
Can it get any better than this? Probably. Heaven is calling my name, friends. (not morbidly, just in beauty!) God had a great show tonight. One of these days, I hope to be *on* the beach for the sunset. Can you imagine??
Autumn days–busy though mine are, with soccer practices and ballet lessons and religious Ed meetings–beg for me to pursue stillness, and push me to look forward to Advent. The cooler days, the shorter daylight hours, and the crunchy falling leaves signal to my soul that change in nature is a perfect time for change in […]
If you plant a backyard apple tree, you’re going want to bake some treats in September. To bake some treats, first you have to research the best recipes. You’ll find recipes for pie and cake and caramel apple biscuits, and you’ll want to bake them all. You’ll want to try the caramel apple […]