Archive for the ‘Spiritual Life’ Category

Holy Week

By | Posted April 4, 2013

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 ~ This post is really picture heavy, like really heavy~ Have I mentioned that I love being Catholic?  Yes, I guess I have.  For me the best part is the Easter Triduum.  The mass that never ends.  Three days of really long masses.  Really long, like two hours.  With littles long. Holy Thursday is such […]


By | Posted March 26, 2013

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I went confession last week.  Long overdue.  That doesn’t mean it’s been forever since I’ve gone, just that I knew I had some sin that needed to be addressed. I made my plans for the evening known well in advance as well as the fact that Squirt and Goose would be joining me.  I encouraged […]

One Week

By | Posted November 25, 2012

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Thanksgiving has come and gone.  It was a wonderful day with family and friends.  A great day to reflect on all the gifts we have.  During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we spoke a lot about what we were grateful for, no Facebook updates for me, but we shared a lot as a family. […]

On This Feast of Corpus Christi

By | Posted June 10, 2012

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If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.  St. Maximilian Kolbe Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi.  A day that generally has processions, a day in which a doubting priest had his faith confirmed via a miracle. Today is also the day Goose received his First […]


By | Posted May 2, 2012

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I am fairly decent about teaching my children about Catholicism and God.  And Jesus and Mary and the Saints.  We pray together, read the Bible, follow the liturgical calendar and discuss seasons and saints. They are anxious to learn.  And they make me want to know more about the faith I was raised in.  They […]

Come Holy Spirit

By | Posted April 19, 2012

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Mo oldest son was confirmed on Wednesday evening at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.  (Calling him Squirt right now just seems silly!) The mass was beautiful.  When the Bishop asked the candidates to name the gifts of the Spirit, Squirt raised his hand to answer! He selected my mom to be his sponsor, which I […]

Moments of Grace

By | Posted April 8, 2012

Posted in Family Life, holidays, Spiritual Life | 5 Comments »

Lent wasn’t as fruitful as I hoped this year.  It seems our bad luck continues, and it has become extremely frustrating.  Then there is real life that gets in the way, kids that don’t always behave, homework, personal stuff and so on.  Then life hits you with something that takes your breath away and you […]

Our Walk With Christ

By | Posted April 6, 2012

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Lent is probably my favorite time of year.  Not because I particularly like to sacrifice, but because I love the prayers at this time of year.  Specifically, the Stations of the Cross.  We’ve been praying these as a family consistently for about 8 years. It’s hard to pray the stations without feeling a profound sense […]


By | Posted February 2, 2012

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Could there have been a worse month than January 2012?  I won’t list all the things that happened, but let’s just say there were a lot of things that really sucked.  A lot. Okay, who thought I wasn’t going to mention the sewer line?  I have to because that did get worse.  Saturday evening after […]


By | Posted January 15, 2012

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Goose is receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time this Saturday.  For those that don’t know Catholic speak, it’s confession.  Pray for him, will you? He’s young enough that he isn’t really scared or freaked out by it.  Plus, he hasn’t really done anything too bad that would warrant uneasy feelings.  And I’m […]