Random thoughts at 11:42 PM

I’m thankful we don’t have cable,… so I don’t waste my evenings watching TV (I *know* I would!) I’m thankful our house is small,… so my dh and I can’t ever really be “far apart” from each other. I’m thankful I didn’t spend my time on the computer this evening,… I got to talk to … [Read more…]

Our weekend in pictures

When worlds collide.21st century kid meets the mom from the Sunshine Family. Kathryn pretends to be St. Faustina after watching a movie about her.(yes, her daddy would be THRILLED) Helping Daddy work on the family altar. Ladies and gentlemen, meet one incredibly happy kid!(you would be too if you could ride around the house on … [Read more…]

God’s Gift to Me

This post has been running through my mind for a few days. It started when I saw this article from the Daily Mail about Helen Kirwan-Taylor, who wrote a happy little article about how her children bore her to death. At first, I felt some righteous indignation, mixed with feelings of great superiority and a … [Read more…]

Victory is Sweet!

The unbelievable just happened… I got a call from a dear woman who used to belong to our parish years ago. She called from her car phone asking, “Would it be OK if I dropped by for just a few minutes?” AND IT WAS!!! My house was CLEAN, people! CLEAN! There was no “mad dash” … [Read more…]

Thank you!

To my dear, sweet, wonderful friend Perrin, who watched ALL SIX of my kids for FOUR HOURS so I could have some time to myself. She came up with the idea, wouldn’t take “no” for an answer, and did it all with a smile on her face. She is a gracious woman and I’m so … [Read more…]

Praise for the fuzzy roomba

Jesus said…”It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” I never gave this verse much thought until I had children… and saw the kinds of messes that … [Read more…]

Jesus in my kitchen

When I went to the Faith and Family conference in Atlanta, I picked up this booklet on the Passion. After I got home I unloaded all my newly-bought treasures (all three of them) and left this on the counter to “put away later.” Needless to say, it stayed right where it was. As the days … [Read more…]

Padre Pio

I just read a wonderful story about Padre Pio in the July issue of CATHOLIC DIGEST and I have to share this. It is an excerpt from the book Meet Padre Pio by Kathleen Stauffer. In Padre Pio’s later years, as word of his stigmata spread, well-meaning crowds gathered around the rustic monastery in Foggia, … [Read more…]

Watch out, girls!

Before Mass this morning: dh: Wow, Christopher, you look so handsome! The girls are going to fall in love with you when you get older! C: If they do, I’m going to battle them. dh: Battle them? That’s not a nice thing to do to someone who loves you! C: That’s what boy love is.