Praying – from a Distance

click to find out more What a bizarre week! The news of this current pandemic has now hit home; public Masses in our diocese have been suspended. This past Sunday, Bruce and I took a short road trip to Indiana to attend Mass, but it is likely they too will suspend Mass soon. We had planned on celebrating Confirmation for

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Peace & Healing

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!

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: 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