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 […]

I’m Back for 7 Quick Takes

Thought I’d post a few random thoughts again… — 1 — I have been busy this month creating cards for a series of online stamping challenges.  I hosted a challenge on the 14th to make a “step card,” which I had never done before.  Nothing major; just a reminder that it’s fun to try new […]

7 Quick Takes’ Debut on Gabriel’s Mom

Over at my other blog, I joined in the Friday “7 Quick Takes” made popular by blogger/speaker/writer Jennifer Fulwiler. I read her conversion story earlier this summer; it was funny, inspiring, and heart-warming. The idea is to post about 7 random things, nothing too serious. It’s been a while since I have “played,” but I […]