This little matchbox may be tiny but it holds a little Saint Valentine picture and a mini peanut butter cup, two sweet things that go great together. Materials: a matchbox (Do a search online for a “matchbox
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and do you know what you’re going to get for your husband? Valentine’s Day is important and what you choose for your husband is important as well. Consider that typically your children and your
Whew! Christmas is over for another year! Or is it? Here at my house, it is still Christmas. We typically wait until after the Epiphany, when the Wise Men prostrated themselves before baby Jesus, to take down
With Christmas right around the corner, and my son on his way to turning three in March, I find myself reflecting on Christmas traditions that I enjoyed as a child. I remember waking up Christmas morning, so
Editor’s Note: We congratulate Marge Fenelon on the release of her wonderful new book Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness at Home. With the approach of the upcoming holiday season, this is the perfect time to
Two years ago, I asked many people, both young and old, what they were thankful for in order to compile a list of 100 reasons to be thankful, even in hard times. While some time has passed
The only people who think about Christmas in October are St. Nicholas, people who work in retail and sprinkle Halloween in one aisle and Christmas in the next and, of course, moms. Although fall is by far
You may recall in a previous post the story I shared about how anger and aggravation overcame me beginning with the task of vacuuming the pool. I shared that story with my spiritual mother who advised me to say
“And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow.
Back in early January, late December I was surfing the web, reading some of my favorite Catholic bloggers. As a lurker and sometimes participant in “7 Quick Takes Friday,” with my blog via “The Conversion Diary” I
Each February, our society puts tremendous pressure on us for romance and intimacy that is, at best, contrived. Commercials for flowers that can help your sweetie one-up her cubicle neighbor are followed by teddy bear, greeting card,
What we all need to be aware of in any of our relationships is that it is going to involve pain. The world wants us to think that if our marriage is painful, we must have made
A special thanks to Lauren Sheahen of Catholic Relief Services for sharing the great information on CRS’ partnership with Cocoa Farmers in the Philippines – sounds like a win/win situation! Click here to read Lauren’s fascinating blog
With Saint Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it makes good sense to share a little secret about well oiled marriages. Haven’t we all seen enough magazine covers that include every promise to a happy and successful
From time to time I wax nostalgic about my college days in southern Minnesota. For two years after graduating from Bible school I lived in a small house with four other women, and worked as a copyeditor.