Making Sense of Innocent Suffering

“I feel that abortion is often the moral, ethical choice. There are many situations where an abortion is an unselfish, loving, motherly act that prevents the child from a short or long life of pain and suffering, abuse, and even rejection, fear, etc.”  This was a comment I received on Facebook during an intense debate [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments

There’s No Such Thing As Balance

I hate the word balance—at least the way our modern culture defines it. For most of my adult life, all I’ve heard (or read) is about how to balance work and family life or finding balance when life seems to get out of control.  It’s as if balance is this magical word that creates a [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle, parenting|1 Comment

The Question of Identity

As I exited the school building where I lost my cherished career as a school counselor, my heart was overcome with sorrow.  I fulfilled several years’ worth of sacrifice and toil in college classrooms or on site at varying schools for my required number of counseling hours.  I sacrificed time with friends and family in [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments

Caring for Creation

Pope Francis has become one of the most misunderstood pontiffs in modern history. One of those ways he has been misquoted and misinterpreted is his perspective on the environment and ecology. Some have chastised him for being too left-leaning on such issues, claiming that he views vegetation and animal life as superior to human life. [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Loving the Sinner, Hating the Sin

Over fifty people died in Orlando, and my heart is breaking all over again, just as it does every time I discover a new tragedy that leaves a gaping wound somewhere in the world.  Of course, this has already become a topic of polarization, but what I love about being Catholic is that we often [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments