Today is one of the days where one of my Gospel Reflections is published on Catholicmom.com. Having to write these way in advance, I always forget when they are coming out and get surprised when they pop on my feed. Especially because, they are normally words that I am needing to hear (read) at the … Continue reading Past me can be so wise and thoughtful
So, I'll let her talk to you today. St. Gianna, pray for us. "Lord, keep Your grace in my heart. Live in me so that Your grace be mine. Make it that I may bear every day some flowers and new fruit". "When one does one's own duty, one must not be concerned, because God's … Continue reading St. Gianna knows more than I do
This thought runs through my mind several times a day. Sometimes several times an hour. Most recently, I overheard a coworker talking about how wonderful her daughter, someone I know, is at being a working mother and reflecting deeply on her experiences and on and on and on. She is a proud mom, I get … Continue reading I am a horrible person…an ongoing saga
I'm not burnout. At least, I don't think I am...yet. But I can smell the smoke. The burnout is on the horizon. And me, being the sad little candle I am, I'm giving it everything I can until the flame disappears. Today, I'm probably feeling this way mainly because I woke up feeling like I … Continue reading I smell the smoke
People ask me that a lot. “How do you do all of that!?” They are being kind or nosy or are genuinely curious whether or not I can bilocate (I can’t...sad but true). And I get it. From the outside, my season of life right now does bring on those questions. Three jobs. Finishing my … Continue reading I’m actually NOT doing it all
I had high hopes for this ticket. I planned it out in my head. The debts we would pay. The remodeling we would do. The jobs I would quit. Oh, well...there's always Saturday. I've been reading a lot more blogs lately. Well, I'm really just binge-reading one and now I have formed an entire friendship … Continue reading We didn’t win the Powerball…again
Has anyone ever told you that “things will look better in the morning”? I was never a fan of that saying...I’m not a huge fan of any of those phrases that people throw out there when they really don’t know what else to say. “It is what it is.” “Whatever will be will be.” … Continue reading The Sunshine Transition
My attention gets sucked into things very easily. One of my offices has a giant window that looks over a hill that can somehow make any season seem beautiful. I look out this window a lot. When I used to share the office, it wasn’t uncommon for me to need to interrupt a conversation and … Continue reading If “control = happiness = holiness”, something doesn’t add up
Without going full-out drama queen on this topic, do you ever find yourself asking the question of worth? Like, what is the point...really? I'm having those thoughts/feelings a lot lately. In some cases, it's overly obvious. The point of changing my daughter's diaper is because she smells bad and if I let her sit in … Continue reading But, what’s the point?
I sat in the office of my Ecclesiology professor anxiously as he read ALOUD the answers I had written to the assigned questions. Not really out of the ordinary, since it’s an independent study and all of our meetings take place in his office as he looks over my work. But there is still something … Continue reading What do you do?