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A Final Farewell

Dearest friends, This will be my last blog post for LoveAloneCreates. It has been a fruitful and, at times, dizzying journey these past 5 years. When I first started this website, it was a simple blog to inform close family and friends about our daughter, Sarah's rare condition of Apert syndrome. It was a place [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, spirituality, writing|2 Comments

The Journey Home

I don't get to watch TV very often, and truthfully I am embarrassed to admit that many of the radio interviews I've been featured on I'd never heard of before I was asked to participate! But The Journey Home is one exception. I've watched it with fascination for over a decade, and I've always found [...]

What We Learn from Darkness

“I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel, who even at night directs my heart.” ~ Psalm 16  For decades I’ve called myself a morning person, an early bird. I am drawn to the light for so many reasons. It reveals truth with such clarity. It renews hope. It warms the soul. On the [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, prayer, spirituality|1 Comment

A Year with Mary

Author Paul Thigpen begins this beautiful classic tome on the Blessed Mother, A Year With Mary: Daily Meditations on the Mother of God, with the timeless quote from St. Bernard of Clairvaux: "Of Mary, there is never enough!" Indeed, for converts and cradle Catholics alike, we can never exhaust the breathless mystery encasing Our Lady. [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, prayer, spirituality|1 Comment

The Peace of Christmas

I'm writing this on the infamous Black Friday. Even the name itself gives way to impending doom. It's the one day of year I purposefully avoid the shopping malls, restaurants, retailers, you name it. In fact, I prefer to hole up in our home rather than brave the masses of anxious, angry, and eager shoppers [...]