Days of Gratitude: Cubs Win!

I really had not planned on doing the #30DaysofGratitude theme this year, because I knew I wouldn’t keep up with it.  Here it is, November 5th, and I am just getting around to writing my first post in 2 weeks.  Where have I been?  Watching and being completely distracted by the most amazing post season […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 Days of Gratitude… Day 2

Oh my.  It is nearly 10 p.m.  I haven’t forgotten about this post, I have just been busy doing other things.  Bruce and I got up early this morning and went to Mass for All Souls Day, then enjoyed breakfast at one of our favorite eateries.  He had to go into work for a 12 […]

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! […]

Rejoicing for Families!

Happy Feast of the Holy Family! Each year on the Sunday after Christmas, the Church celebrates this beautiful feast.  Earlier today, I was blessed to see families together at Mass..many whom I know dearly, some just well enough to say “hi.”  Families with young children, families who just started life as “empty-nesters,” single adults…all gathered […]

I May Have a “Deformed” Left Hand, but…

Earlier this week, I read an article that both angered and saddened me.  The title grabbed my attention, because it specifically mentions “a ‘deformed’ left hand.”  I almost could not finish reading it.  An Australian woman chose to have an abortion because her unborn child would have a physical “problem” and might face discrimination in […]

Grateful for Another 7 Quick Takes

This 7 Quick Takes list is not random; everything is from a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation!   — 1 — Happy Day after Thanksgiving!!  I am spending time with my in-laws in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  We usually gather in northern Indiana for turkey day, but my sister-in-law and her husband decided to […]