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 […]

My 2016 Spiritual Board of Directors

Happy New Year!  It has been quite a while since I have written anything.  I could blame it on the “holiday rush,” but that would be disingenuous.  I was just too scattered in my various projects…everything from making birthday and Christmas cards to writing new talks for some 2016 events to trying to stay healthy! […]

Advent & the Year of Mercy

I am excited to be starting a periodic column in The Catholic Post; the official diocesan paper for Peoria.  It is related to my work as PDCCW Evangelization Chair.  Here is a link to the issue.  My article is on page 17…something my husband has already shared on Facebook!  So grateful for his support! Ways […]

30 Days of Gratitude…Day #3

Hey, look…it’s around 10:00 pm again!  This better not become a habit!  Bruce is working another 12 hour shift, and he called me a couple of hours ago while on break.  He asked about my day; I spent most of it in Peoria for a Diocesan Council of Catholic Women event.  I knew it would […]

The Holy Innocents

(In the liturgical calendar of the Latin Church (Roman Catholic), December 28th is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. This year, the 28th was on a Sunday, and the primary Feast of the Holy Family was celebrated.  Because of my pro-life work, I am copying this post from my old blog, posted last year.)   […]

I Love Him, and His Mother Too

I have a fabulous Mother-in-law!  Her name is Dorothy, and she is filled with joy!  I rarely see her upset.  She is down-to-earth, loves to laugh, is dedicated to her family, and is a feisty Euchre player. She and her husband raised my husband Bruce quite well, thankfully.  He is also pretty low-key (usually) and […]