A Blessed New Year

…to one and all! Here at Chez Ouiz we are celebrating New Year’s Eve in a most relaxing sort of way… hanging out here in the office, talking to each other, listening to jazz, and playing on the computer. Now don’t get me wrong — I am a VERY social sort of person, but for … [Read more…]

The Internet Monk

…goes to Midnight Mass. (He has always been one of my absolute favorite bloggers. I have such respect for him based on what he has written over the years, and I cannot recommend his blog enough. Please do take the time to check out his site. You won’t be disappointed!)


…and absolutely LOVING the book that my wonderful friend Christy bought for me: “By What Authority? An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition” by Mark Shea. I read his blog quite often (although you’d never know it from looking at my blog roll to the left because, silly me, I don’t list even half of the ones … [Read more…]

End of the year

So, here it is, December 28th, and my mind is whirling with ideas for “The New Year.” Now in all honesty, I never was one for making New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure why, but the whole concept never appealed to me much; however, this year is different. The thought of January 1st being a … [Read more…]

He did well…

He did very, very well. I was so blown away by this, I burst into tears… and have managed to cry periodically throughout the day. I can’t believe he did this…

Merry Christmas!

Are your children as excited as ours are? They are little balls of nervous energy, shooting off so much excitement I can almost hear the atmosphere hum and crackle! Hopefully their desire for “morning to come” will encourage them to fall asleep quickly (HA!… That’s a good one there, Ouiz…), so my beloved husband, his … [Read more…]

3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon

So, it’s a rainy Friday afternoon here — the perfect weather for opening the windows and letting the cool breeze blow in, finding a comfortable chair, and curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea. I saw that my family had all scattered to various corners to do something fun, so … [Read more…]

Blogging around

One of my favorite “stops” in the blogging world is Happy Catholic. She always has great stuff out there, whether it is book reviews, quotes, fun trivia, or articles that really make me stop and think. Please make sure you take a look — it’s always well worth it! In the meantime, I want to … [Read more…]


Many thanks to Danielle Bean for her post on confession, and for pointing her readers to this article from Catholic on-line on why we need Confession, even when we find ourselves confessing the same sins over and over again: “My friend, teacher and mentor, Peter Kreeft once told me, (I think citing St. Thomas Aquinas) … [Read more…]