‘Awakenings’ – Learning the Value of Suffering

During the past year my 6 year-old son was diagnosed with autism, Tourette syndrome, and celiac disease. My 8 year-old daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia and anxiety disorder, and my 3-year-old daughter was also diagnosed as having celiac disease. Then a letter came from the school saying my son was colorblind. My husband took the […]

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The Power of a Hokey WWJD Bracelet

I have a confession to make… back in the day I thought believing in God was silly. Actually, not only silly but seriously uncool.  I used to make fun of this man I worked with for wearing a, “What Would Jesus Do?”  bracelet. Given the guy most days wanted to use my head as a […]

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Finding God in Sasquatch’s Toothpaste

I’m back from my pine needle filled vacation! Though I’m glad I took some time off I felt a little like James T. Kirk struggling against an alien energy force “must… write… blog… must… not… hike… any…more… through… forest”.  So I’m glad I’m back! While preparing for the trip I had day dreams of finding […]

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You Like Me You Really Like Me!

I just received my first blogging award! This award was passed to me from Nate Addington over at My Hope Box, a wonderful blog that “is a place where the Gospel and the love of the Church shine brighter than the darkness we are all surrounded by.” I am flabbergasted to receive the Illuminating Blogger […]

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Just Another Vision From God

My road to Catholicism stage one: Just Another Vision From God In my post Foraging Squirrel, I talked about having a “vision from God – that was kind of like the Blue’s Brother’s but without the back flips.” It has been fifteen years since my vision and I am only now comfortable with calling it […]

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Gambling On Salvation. Do I Feel Lucky? Well Do Ya Punk?

My road to Catholicism stage two: The word “thirsty” described me well… and “squirrely” may have worked too.  I had found a good job, married a wonderful husband, bought the house, had three gorgeous children and was ready to keep “collecting” but my spirit ran dry. And to be honest, so did my bank account […]

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