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 […]

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, Gabriel

I have had a very quiet day of rest.  After a busy weekend of speaking and traveling, I just needed some down time. With that down time comes lots of time to reflect and remember.  Today would be Gabriel’s 21st birthday.   I talked about Gabriel a lot this weekend, as I shared my pro-life […]

Declaring His Praise

It’s been a while since I have posted.  I have been busy preparing for some events this month, plus making a boatload of birthday cards for friends and family.  Lots of fall birthdays! As I have been working on some talks, I went through a file of presentations from several years ago.  It’s funny to […]

Praying Psalm 145

I started this post last week with the intention of having it go live yesterday.  That way, it would coordinate with my Wednesday prayer posting on Facebook.  Alas, I forgot that I was going to be out of town both Tuesday and Wednesday; guess that means I need to coordinate my advance posting better! Yesterday’s […]

Praying with the Psalms

For the last few months, I have been posting about prayer time on my personal Facebook page each Wednesday.  I invite people to list prayer requests on the thread, or in a private message.  I was inspired to do this by several ministry friends, and it has truly been a blessing. I have been keeping […]