150 Years of Faith & Family

  This past Sunday, Bruce and I attended a wonderful celebration:  the Sesquicentennial of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockville Indiana.  Bruce was born in Belleville, IL but his family moved to Indiana when he was very young.  His family eventually settled in Rockville, among the beautiful rolling hills and famous covered bridges of Parke […]

What a Road Trip!

Saturday, Bruce and I returned from a wonderful two week vacation.  We traveled to the southwest region to see one of his brothers, and one of mine.  Along the way, we also saw several national parks and two of my online stamping friends.  Upon returning, I posted a picture of our odometer:  4000.8 miles!  We […]

A Different Kind of #WorthRevisit

Generally, when I participate in the #WorthRevisit Link-Up, I am posting something I wrote before; thus the revisit concept.  Then I share it with the Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb blogs.  It’s been a great way for me to “meet” other writers and speakers who enjoy sharing their faith.  But today, I have […]

Third Sunday is Park Day

My writing has been sporadic here, but I just wanted to share a few simple thoughts and pictures.  After all, not everything has to be profound or challenging.  In fact, today is a perfect day to reflect on the simple things…beauty, joy. My husband, Bruce, and I decided recently to take advantage of the scenic […]

#WorthRevisit: Always a Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting this for the #WorthRevisit link-up on Reconciled to You. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s reading this, especially to my own mom, Kathleen, who gave me, and continues to give me life and love. ************************************************************* Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first […]

#WorthRevisit: Mothers, Earth, and Babies

I love this Wednesday “WorthRevisit link-up!  I am prepping this in advance because I will be busy at the Heartbeat International conference.  I looked at some prolife posts from the past, and decided to revisit this one.  It’s a long post, but one of my favorites because it is near and dear to my heart. […]

30 Days of Gratitude: 2015 Edition

I have been sitting with my laptop for quite a while tonight.  It’s a cool and quiet Sunday evening.  Mass was beautiful this morning, as we celebrated All Saints Day.  Bruce and I enjoyed a hearty meal at the annual Spaghetti Supper at our local Catholic school.  And he beat me in 500 Rummy…twice. It […]

Happy Birthday to Bruce!

Today is my husband’s birthday!  I treasure him everyday, but on his birthday, I am especially aware of the GIFT he is to ME!  I am also grateful for his parents, and how they raised him to be funny, loving, and faithful. We have many experiences to look back on.  I could write a book! […]