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Kelly J. Henson

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Liturgical Year

2019 is the Year for Candles & Cake!

Let's be honest, New Year's resolutions are hard to keep. Check out my Catholic News Herald article for a new habit you might be excited to keep all year long ... Why is it that we tend to make New... Continue Reading →

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Advent: What will you imagine?

Hello friends! I have a new op-ed column over at the Catholic News Herald. I hope to offer practical tips and stories to help families integrate Faith into daily life. What topics would you like to hear about? This month's... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part IV): The Home — A Place of Celebration

Celebration is an act of memory. Memory fuels our souls. It gives us deep droughts of joy and even pools of suffering from which we can ponder the reflection of the wounded Christ in our midst. The narratives of our... Continue Reading →

10 Christ-Centered Advent Ideas

Yesterday morning, Maggie looked up from her book as I plodded sleepily into the living room and greeted me with, "Mom, you brought a dead body into the house." "What?!?" I mean, she has a somewhat morbid imagination for a four... Continue Reading →

A Fancy Advent for Busy People

I have read them too ... ALL the blog posts and articles about preparing for Christmas by avoiding stress, simplifying, and saying no to extra stuff. For the first six years of our marriage, I did it. Or rather, I... Continue Reading →

Advent: Preparation or Celebration?

When John the Baptist told the crowds (and us) to repent and prepare the way of the Lord, what did he mean?  What sort of preparation did Mary & Joseph, did John the Baptist, and did the world need for... Continue Reading →

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