‘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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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie — That’s Lent.

I’ve always wanted to be deep, serious and mysterious. Instead I’m goofy, spacy and obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming that someday I might be mistaken for an international spy (who just happens to be holding a 3-year-old as part of a complex disguise). […]

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Baby Squirrel Sings Glory To God

I just had to share this! This is my daughter at age 2 singing Glory To God. I’m hoping it puts a smile on your face. I’m definitely smiling. Blessings today!

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Musings On Gregorian Chant

Recently I read a post which expressed a deep longing for a return to past Catholic rituals — one being Gregorian chant. I agreed and realized I had come full circle as long before I came to God, or the Catholic faith, I loved listening to Gregorian Chants. Like many other people in the 90’s […]

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Where’s the LOVE?

I was born in Texas and grew up as a military brat in a staunchly conservative right-wing family.  I didn’t always agree with every belief my family held but I realized eventually that it wasn’t worth questioning because I never changed anyone’s mind but did raise blood pressure.  I moved almost every two years of […]

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How To Learn, Make, Find, Donate and Pray The Rosary…whew!

“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” (Bishop Hugh Doyle). Thank you to another FS Reader who sent the following facebook message: “I am sending rosaries to help evangelize in prisons I made 8 rosaries so […]

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Confession Take Two — High Anxiety You Win!

I’ve made a decision to document my steps towards really living the faith that I have just entered. I know that I can’t just go to Mass and be kosher with Catholicism (can one be kosher and Catholic?). Anyway—since I’ve only been Catholic since Easter there is a lot I still have to learn and […]

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