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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

Come, Holy Spirit!

In Dr. Kevin Vost's newest book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts, he illustrates with eloquence yet practical relevance the Thomistic (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Bonaventurean (St. Bonaventure) understanding of each spiritual gift as it relates to the infused and acquired virtues. Most of us recognize, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

The Bittersweet Changes of Parenthood

I’m not a naturally maternal person.  Growing up in a small family, I wasn’t exposed to babies and toddlers on a regular basis – and I was fine with that.  To me, babies squirmed and smelled and really were quite boring.  In my petulant way of thinking as a teenager, I resolved to never have [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Faith and Family, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Learning to Trust God with Psalm 37

Do you ever find a particular Scripture worming its way into your heart?  Or perhaps it’s a subtle tap-tap-tap.  Maybe, as in my husband’s case, it’s a giant brick hitting you over the head.  No matter, I think it’s safe to assume that most of us have at least one particular verse or portion of [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Divine Providence, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Most people are familiar with the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta, mainly because she was such an iconic figure during her lifetime.  Many have openly shared their experiences meeting her face-to-face or exchanging letters and even short conversations that profoundly touched their lives. But some of us, yours truly included, were never privileged to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|2 Comments