Category Archives: Christian mom

Where have I been? An update

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted here. I miss my blogging friends and their  wonderful blogs that enlighten and inspire me to live my Christian faith where God has placed me. Family life is busy, sometimes rushed, and … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae and thirty years of marriage

My husband and I celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary earlier this week. Over on my blog at Catholic Insight, I wrote an article on how we have tried to live our married life informed by the teachings of Pope Paul … Continue reading

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St. Monica, pray for us

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

The Catholic Register, Canada’s Catholic news source,  asked me to submit a short reflection for their Mother’s Day feature. Here is the text of my article:   When I was twenty years old, I self-assuredly told all my friends that … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Dynamic Women of Faith

There are days that stick out in your mind as being some  of the best, most soul-inspiring, validating, joyful days you have ever witnessed. On the Saturday before Palm Sunday, I was given God’s generous gift of one such day … Continue reading

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St. Monica: Parents’ Not So Little Helper

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah, Morning Prayer for August 27, Memorial of St. Monica reads: “You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed” As a mom, … Continue reading

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If Only…………

We’re a peculiar bunch, we humans.  Most of us never seem to be satisfied with our lot in life.  No matter how good or how bad, we instinctively reach out for something more. As someone who wears many different hats … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Prayers

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation that showed much promise into a state of uncertainty.  My child was visibly disappointed and frustrated.  All I could … Continue reading

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Lighting My Lamp and Keeping It Lit

The Antiphon for the Canticle of Zechariah in today’s Morning Prayer is: “There is no need to be afraid; in five days our Lord will come to us.” When I first read that prayer, my initial reaction was “five days?  … Continue reading

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For Moms Everywhere

…….and for anyone who ever had a mom………. Because there are days when, no matter how calm, centered, meditative you are; no matter how perfectly aligned are the stars and your chakra is bliss; doesn’t matter if you’re organized, careful, … Continue reading

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