Parenting Tips for Moms from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton {Mom to Mom}

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One of the special saints in my life is Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. She's so special to me, in fact, that we picked her as my oldest daughter's patron saint. (Or one of her patrons, anyway.) I love the idea of turning to Saint Elizabeth for mothering … [Continue reading]

The Small’s Feeling Pretty Big – #SmallSuccess Thursday

Sherry writes about good moods being a warmth you share. And...yeah. It's not warm here the way it was two weeks ago in Cali, but I've long noted that there are some people who can carry the mood. All too often, *I* am that person. And all too … [Continue reading]

Ellen Gable, a New Novel, and Addictive Reading

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When Ellen Gable told me she had written a new book, I had an instant reaction: "YES, I'D LOVE TO READ IT" followed immediately by "OH MY GOODNESS, BUT WHEN?" (Yes, it was an all-caps reaction. Welcome to my inner brain.) So, two weeks ago, … [Continue reading]

A Closer Look at Pope Francis and Why He Leads the Way He Leads

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From the back cover of Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads: Pope Francis has captured the world's attention with his seemingly counterintuitive approach to leadership. In Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, best-selling author and … [Continue reading]

A Chat about Love & Salt (with an excerpt too!)

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Have you read Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters yet? It's been out for a year, and it's a delightful read. And hey, it's Lenten in nature! It's also winning some awards and getting some well-deserved hoorah. That's all well … [Continue reading]

Hands and Mary

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When my first child was a wee little thing, grasping at other people's fingers, I took quite a few pictures of her hands. So maybe I've been intrigued by hands at some level for many years. There's no doubt that my interest in Mary combined with … [Continue reading]

The Many Faces of Mary

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I can't ever forget March 16. It's not my day; it's not my pain. And yet, in many ways, it is. March 16 marks an anniversary that I still can't talk about (and I haven't written about in a while). It's the day Logan was born. And the day he … [Continue reading]