Beth Nielson Chapman

Special thanks to the Curt Jester, who alerted us to this one. The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are offering a free download of the song Dona Nobis Pacem by Beth Nielson Chapman. This song is off of her HYMNS CD — a CD I highly recommend. On days when chaos reigns at the house, … [Read more…]

Happy Birthday, Sean!

Nine years ago today I had an emergency c-section to save the life of our first-born child, almost 2 months before his due date. I got only the briefest of glimpses of him before they whisked him out of the OR and into the NICU. When I finally was able to be wheeled down to … [Read more…]

Feast of our Guardian Angels

Not sure how we’re going to celebrate this day… I guess I’ll just have to “wing it.” (boo… hiss… bad pun) Seriously, we’ll take this day to talk about our guardian angels, and how much our God loves us to surround us with these mighty ones who protect us. I struggle with fear (and so … [Read more…]

I gotta laugh at this one

In our paper this morning we had this article (which came from the LA Times): SCHOOLS LOOK HARD AT SUGARY TREATS The days of of birthday cupcake — smothered in a slurry of sticky frosting and with a dash of rainbow sprinkles — may be numbered in schoolhouses across the nation. Fears of childhood obesity … [Read more…]