Read More..In the midst of the hustle and bustle, the chaos and clutter, the preparations and perpetual carols, it’s easy to forget/ignore/overlook the many who grieve at this time of year. Those people are in my heart in a special way this year. A week ago,...
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Read More..A few years ago, my Lent began in an unfamiliar house, face-to-face with a woman who was living my nightmare. On Epiphany that year, my sister-in-law faced a horror I still can’t imagine, one that topped her list of sorrows and that changed my prayer...
A Mary Moment Monday post Recently, one of my oldest friends asked me for some insight on the Virgin Mary and the Passion. She’s not Catholic, but she reads my blog anyway (like I said, one of my oldest friends). She had an “assignment” at...Read More..
A Mary Moment Monday post I’ve been thinking about this post since Friday afternoon, when my mother-in-law got a call from my sister-in-law about what had happened in Connecticut. Then, a friend on Facebook started a prayer movement. But…what can I say? What can I...Read More..
A Mary Moment Monday post Nine days ago, it was Christmas. Nine days ago, it was a whole different year than now, 2010. Nine days ago, I began a special novena to Our Lady of Sorrows. Today is an anniversary our family will hold dear...Read More..
Tomorrow marks one year. I don’t want to dwell on it here, because I feel like it’s not my pain and somehow, by writing about it too much, I somehow act like it is. Don’t get me wrong: I feel pain. We all do. But...Read More..
This year, I’m appreciating fall in a new way. I credit my sister-in-law, the one who has moved back to Ohio after seven years away from our version of fall, with this heightened awareness of the beauty around me. I usually notice it, mind you....Read More..