Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the humble, for they will inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they … [Read more...] about Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer
My little girl is five years old and just entering the school system. She comes home each day with the fresh pre-primary gossip, including who played with her, who didn’t listen to the teachers, and what boy proposed to her that day. I love asking her questions to see how her little mind … [Read more...] about “Other Girls”
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith I have this friend who is extremely active. Every day she’s clocking in a good hour … [Read more...] about Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light.
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow LoveAn Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light Despite the pandemic and all of its restrictions, this summer was delightful. I … [Read more...] about Where There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith
I tend to do a lot of things quickly. This habit has its perks in my current phase of life - it keeps booboos kissed, sunscreen applied, and diapers changed all in record time. In one area though, this habit of doing things speedily does not serve me well. It has caused me endless anxiety, … [Read more...] about No Offence
Recently, I had a fight with my husband over something. It doesn’t matter what—in this case, I had been wronged. (There are lots of times when I have wronged him in our marriage as well. Obviously.) I woke up at 4:00 in the morning, steaming. Finally, I sat up in bed. My husband woke and asked if … [Read more...] about Racism and Repentance