While I was obsessing about things that don’t matter, Amy died. Initial reports say she fell in the bathroom. Hit her head. Passed away. I discovered this on Sunday night, hours after her memorial service had already ended. I’d just put the kids to bed and finally picked up my phone and clicked on Facebook. […]
Insight and inspiration on the Christian faith and from a Gen X blogger including the connection between God and religion and Generation X.
“Look at this picture I took of us,” I said, as I turned my iPhone to Robert and showed him my latest Instagram post. “I didn’t know how to caption it, so I didn’t write anything.” “Write, ‘I am not alone,’” he said. “They think you are alone.”
Happy Sunday! Here are some beautiful old hymns sung by students from Fountainview Academy, located in southern British Columbia, Canada. I especially love the first one. It’s a hymn I sung so many times growing up, I Know Whom I Have Believed. It was sung at Eric’s funeral in October 1985. The hymn’s title comes […]
Mary Undoer of Knots Pray For Us Mother of fair love, I look to you. Take into your hands the ribbon of my life, and see the snarl of knots that keeps me bound to sin, anxiety, and hopelessness. I beg you, Mother, by your powerful intercession and long fingers of love and grace, undo […]
It’s Turtle Tuesday, time to talk about the Rosary, motherhood and Generation Z, the Homelander Generation. For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. — From What Is Prayer, The Catechism of […]
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten. –Joel 2:25 I’ve managed to come a long way, even though I’ve never won very big. Just look at the little girl on the far left in the above news clipping. That’s me in 1977, getting recognition for coming in second place […]
What Happened To Wearing Veils to Mass? Wearing veils to Mass is a calling, not a mandate. Still, it is a beautiful tradition. On Easter Sunday, my husband Robert and son Sullivan talked Bridgette, our 10-year-old, into wearing her mantilla. (That’s another word for a chapel veil.) She’s worn it a few times before, and […]