Favorite Quotes from the Joy of the Gospel


As I mentioned in my Journal Monday, I’m reading The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis and I’m really enjoying it. I am actually surprised with how much I like it. I think a lot of people would really like it too, even non Catholics. In fact, I bet some non Catholics might even enjoy what […]

March 2, 2014

Turn the other Cheek?


Today’s Sunday Gospel reading is the one where Jesus talks about “turning the other cheek.” I never really understood what that meant and it used to really baffle me. Like, what? Why would I let them hit me again? Then I watched Fr. Robert Barron explain it in his Catholicism series and understand it better. I looked […]

February 23, 2014

The Most Romantic Love Letter


I love the “I Thirst” meditation of Mother Teresa describing the immense love Christ has for each one of us. My heart is filled when I read this and think of how much love He has for me, for YOU. “It is true. I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even […]

February 16, 2014

Advent songs of Hope

Advent, faith, Music

I love music. I can’t tell you the names of many artists or the names of their songs or when they wrote them and what number on the billboard their songs reached. I probably couldn’t even tell you the name of my favorite song. I could hum it for you but it wouldn’t sound the […]

December 16, 2013

The Flame of Hope

Advent, faith

Today, I invite you to join in the CatholicMom.com’s Advent Wreath Link-Up. We keep ours pretty fairly simple. The same ol’ brass (though I prefer calling it “gold”) Advent candle ring that we’ve used forever, 4 candles, and a little Christmas wreath and (artificial) garland around it all.   I really almost like the one our 7-year-old […]

December 8, 2013