Peace & Healing

cheap lasik eye surgery in delhi Last week, I attended the Annual Convention for the National Council of Catholic Women. I have been serving as President of our Peoria Diocesan Council since October of 2016. Over the years, I met many amazing women, including new friends made in Atlanta. There were many highlights, but one in particular stands out for many […]

99 Years & Counting!

discover this This week, I am attending the annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women. I have been serving on the Peoria Diocesan board since 2015; as President since 2016 (insert gasp!) Founded in 1920, NCCW has resources available for parishes across the country, and I am looking forward to meeting new friends and connecting […]

#WorthRevisit: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Technically, I am not revisiting one of my old posts from this blog. However, I was blessed to write a guest blog post for WINE (Women in the New Evangelization.) I was participating in an online book club, discussing “A Walk in Her Sandals.” The book is a work of historical fiction, imagining what it […]

#WorthRevisit: Give Drink to the Thirsty

I still drink lots of tea, and today I was thinking about the abundance of drinking water in my community. So, I have decided to share this post with #WorthRevist linkup, found at Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb. (It’s been a while!) Be sure to check out the other posts listed there. […]

Love is in the Air!

Valentine’s Day fell on Thursday last week. Bruce and I originally talked about going out to lunch, since he is still working second shift. Alas, he had overtime, which meant he worked 11 am to 11 pm. No romantic lunch or dinner. Good thing we don’t need the fancy candles and music! But there were […]

2019: Recalculating

Last year was tough for me. Health wise, I struggled quite a bit. The physical pain, unfortunately, impacted my emotional health and stamina. I could barely motivate myself to get things done. And so, in this New Year, I am trying to find that motivation, that zeal for creativity again. Many people pray for a […]

#WorthRevisit: First Week of Advent

It has been months since I have participated in the #WorthRevisit link up, but it’s a new (Church) year! Great time to share an old post. This is from last year’s First Sunday of Advent.  I actually shared this at my Lay Dominican group since it was my month to preach.  You can find more posts […]

Grateful for a Growing Family!

It’s November 1st…Happy All Saints Day!  I love this Solemnity and the time to recall all the wonderful saints who have gone before us.  While I think of some of my favorites – Saints Dominic & Catherine of Siena, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, our Blessed Mother Mary – I also think of the countless saints whose […]

Always be Ready

This past Sunday, our parish held its annual Parish Picnic at a beautiful county park.  We celebrated Mass under the trees with a soft late summer breeze rustling through the trees (and knocking down plenty of acorns!)  Every family brings a dish to pass, and a crew of men spent all night Saturday with grills […]

Thoughts on Corpus Christi

************This is the reflection I shared this weekend with my Lay Dominican group, the Mary Magdalene Chapter, which meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus of Purdue University.************** When I realized that my assigned month for doing the reflection would fall on the weekend of Corpus Christi I was so excited. I thought […]