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Lent: A Season for Hidden Growth

April is the cruelest month...” When I used to teach T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” to North Carolina high school students, they always stopped right there at the first line in consternation. How could anyone think spring is cruel? The... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Motherhood (Part III): The Home–A place of fasting

My kids created a game that they are playing right now. I printed off complicated "adult" coloring pages for them of castles and peacocks, but they chose some limitations for themselves. Every time they want to change colors, they have... Continue Reading →

Motherhood (Part II): What is Self-Care and What is Avoidance?

Disclaimer: This post is not at all meant to discredit mental health struggles or illnesses or to say that depression = laziness. Just to be super clear... If you find yourself frozen in inactivity or mentally unable to accomplish basic... Continue Reading →

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