What Lent is REALLY about


faith, Lent, Random

Since today is a Friday in Lent, my 4th post of the 7 Long Takes fits in perfectly. Lent. I think I’ve been doing it wrong for the majority of my consciously-aware Catholic life. For the longest time, I thought it was all about what I couldn’t do or what I needed to do less of. But that’s like […]

March 6, 2015

“Feel Good” Volunteerism vs. True Charity


Charity, faith, Random

This next post in my 7 Long Takes is kind of a continuation from yesterday’s post about giving to charity even if you’re not sure how it will be used. 3. Charity and the “Feel Good” Epidemic Speaking of charity and how to discern where to give and who to give to, there’s another thing […]

March 5, 2015

Charitable Giving, Corruption, and Trust


Charity, Random

Number 2 of my 7 Long Takes. Charity and Giving. I want to help others, really I do. It’s part of being a good Catholic and a good person. But I get overwhelmed by it. There are soooo many who are in need of food, clothes, shelter, education, money for this and that. I see it all and all I can do […]

March 4, 2015

Tornado Toddlers and Legos, Help Me!


Home, Home Organization, Sibling Bickery

Last Friday, I sat down to do a 7 Quick Takes post, except, as you all know, it’s nearly impossible for me to write anything short and “Quick”. Once my fingers hit the keyboard, my brain goes into overdrive and the words come zooming out. So the next few posts will be a condensed version […]

March 2, 2015

JUICY Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken


Chicken, Food

This is a story about chicken. And a recipe for your reading reward. Yes, that’s right, of the poultry variety. As a young girl, I loved the smell and taste of delicious, buttery, roast chicken. When we went to the grocery store, I’d practically beg my mom to walk over by the deli area just so I could catch […]

February 26, 2015