The Lure of the Saints — book #22

I found this one thanks to Julie D. at Happy Catholic. I will say that this was a highly interesting book. I was thrilled to see, from an “outsiders” point of view, the beauty of Catholic tradition. I am a cradle Catholic who spent several years searching (and attended a wonderful PCA church for 10 … [Read more…]

I love this kid!

Two great quotes from Christopher today! The first was this afternoon… C: Mommy, sometimes big people help little people, and some times little people can help big people. That’s just the way it works. Me: That’s right, Christopher! How did you get to be so smart at 4? C: Actually, I was pretty smart at … [Read more…]

More books finished!

#19: Women of Grace Bible study (Michaelann Martin). We (a few women from my parish) started a mothers Bible study. I found this to be a decent study to “start things off” — the author covers a variety of topics of interest to mothers, such as finances, being open to life, etc. I had two … [Read more…]

What a weekend!

It’s been a bit traumatic here this weekend (please notice that’s traumatic with a little “t”). On Saturday, we celebrated my dh’s birthday. Several of his family members came, including his 85 year old grandmother (who neither looks nor acts like a typical 85 yr old, I might add!) As in just about any situation … [Read more…]

Thank God for friends

You know, sometimes I just want to run away… for just a few minutes, mind you. I love my children, and I am thrilled to have the vocation of motherhood. Really. I am. But there are those days, when you just need a break for awhile… especially if you are a homeschooling mom, and are … [Read more…]

Forgive me

for the light blogging. It’s been a very needy, but grace-filled week (as opposed to last week, when dinglefritz here somehow forgot to pray for grace every morning, and then wondered why chaos rained down upon her all week…. duhhhhh). As I have been taking care of Marie, who has a cold, I have been … [Read more…]

I can’t believe…

… how good CATHOLICISM FOR DUMMIES really is! I’ll admit it. I was embarrassed to even pick it up at first. The very name implied that I was completely clueless about the Catholic Faith, and needed some sort of remedial help. Total pride, I know. But, since several friends recommended it to me, I thought … [Read more…]

A little boost for your morning…

Often I ask the question, ‘Do you think you are a joy for Jesus?’ How many times I have been answered, ‘I never thought about that.’ Or people protest, saying that to think such a thing would be a lack of humility and would ignore our wretchedness..Yet is it not a matter of the most … [Read more…]

Another wonderful quote:

… from the book I Believe in Love by Father Jean C.J. d’Elbee “I want to put you on guard right now against the danger of sensible love. How often I have heard the objection, ‘I tell Jesus that I love Him, but I don’t feel it. It seems to me that I’m not being … [Read more…]