“Mommy was a little slow in getting me a snack, so I decided to just help myself.” “Don’t even think about it, doggie… I’m not finished yet.” Ah, the joys of little ones! Marie had been fussing as I was trying to finish cooking supper (don’t they always?) — obviously, she was rather hungry and … [Read more…]

Advent Wreath

Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight had a wonderful craft (as she always does) for the Advent season — making an Advent wreath. I absolutely loved the idea, so I made the trek to my local craft store and got some supplies — a wooden circle, a package of wooden stars, some glass tea light … [Read more…]

Beautiful prayer from Padre Pio

[prayer for after Communion] Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often. Stay with me, Lord, for … [Read more…]

This is what love is like

 Holy cow. I thought I had experienced pain before. Truly. I’ve had six c-sections, and breezed through them fairly rapidly. Never even had to take the super high-octane pain killers they prescribed. I thought I could handle pain fairly well. Nope. I have succeeded in pulling a muscle in my upper back, which became swollen … [Read more…]

Submission to God

 “God speaks to us in two ways: He speaks in the intimacy of the mind and heart by interior lights, by touches of His grace, by good inspirations, and by holy desires, and he speaks externally by visible legitimate authority. If there is conflict between the two, which must take precedence? Which will be the … [Read more…]

I can’t believe it!

Once again, we are sick. Well, not actually “sick.” It appears that we all have some sort of food poisoning (how else would a family of 8 all get sick at the same time? I would think the odds would be astronomical… wouldn’t you?) Anyway, please pray for my little guy, Thomas. He is teeny-tiny and he can’t … [Read more…]

Blogging around

As many of you already know, C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. I can’t claim to have read everything he wrote, but everything I have read from him has affected me deeply. I find his phrases and images floating through my head quite often, and I am so grateful that the Lord used … [Read more…]