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

#WorthRevisit: Those Silly Online Quizzes

Time for another Wednesday #WorthRevisiting post.  I enjoy linking up at Reconciled to You, and reading what other bloggers have to share.  I decided to go way back today. In fact, this post was originally on my other blog, which is now dedicated to my stamping.  This was written in July 2014, just two months

He is Risen!

Happy Easter! It is getting late, but I just wanted to write a brief post.  I love Easter; I love all of Holy Week!  I was blessed to have a wonderfully full week with Church and family. I feel exhausted physically, but refreshed spiritually.  Not a bad combination. This morning I sang the Easter Sequence

Thank you, Indiana!

Today, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law a provision making it illegal to abort a child due to fetal anomalies such as Down’s Syndrome (as well as race or sex.) Indiana is only the 2nd state to do so, North Dakota being the other one. I am so excited to see this! And yet

#WorthRevisit: Lion or a Lamb?

  Once again, I am participating in the Worth Revisiting Link-up found at Reconciled to You.  I did this last week for the first time, and truly enjoyed reading many other posts.  I also enjoy looking back on my own older posts.  This post is from March 2, 2015. ********************************************************************************************** You know the old saying

Laetare…Rejoice!

The 4th Sunday of Lent is Laetare Sunday.  Laetare means rejoice in Latin.  You see, we are just past the halfway point of Lent, so we begin to anticipate that Easter joy a bit more.  Here in the northern hemisphere, our days are getting longer…which I LOVE!  We will bump our clocks ahead one hour

#WorthRevisit: Divine Mercy

Today I am sharing a post from September of 2014. I am doing this as part of the link-up “Worth Revisiting Wednesday” at the blog Reconciled to You with Allison Gingras.  I have never participated in this link-up before, but today is the perfect day to do so.  You see, this post is about praying

Preparing for Lent

In just under a week, the Catholic Church (and others who use a liturgical calendar) will begin the beautiful season of Lent.  40 days of fasting, prayer, and alms giving, all with the purpose of growing close to Christ.  I realized, I better start getting my Lenten plan together. Of course, there will be the

#WhyWeMarch 2016

It is late on a Saturday night.  I should be in bed, but my head is racing with plans for tomorrow.  Like every Sunday morning, I will attend Mass with my husband.  After Mass, we will head home for a hearty breakfast, then bundle up in many many layers.   Tomorrow is the March for