Month: October 2016

The Practice Of Gratitude

The future has never appeared more bleak. After the kids are in bed each night my husband and I lay down for a few minutes in our own bed–to make sure all little ones stay tucked in–and quietly scroll Facebook.  What used to be a fun little diversion of other people’s new babies and funny articles has become …

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Holiday Characters in Cross Stitch

Everything is cuter in cross stitch.  It’s a fact.  And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers). I’m in a funny mood today.  We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns.  And you …

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The Lie of Productivity

I hate to say that my life is defined by a lie, but some days it kinda is. The lie that it if I accomplish enough, if I get every little thing done and read the kids a million books and grocery shop and clean out the car and eat so crazy healthy and exercise …

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Cathoilc Saints in Perler Bead

In my youth I was fascinated by the lives of the saints.  My sisters and I used to beg our mother to read about the saints every night.  More often than not we begged to hear about Maria Goretti, because she was our favorite.  It’s a bit of a gruesome story–attempted rape and murder–for a …

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Embracing Foolishness

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: This past April, when I eight months pregnant, I braved Walmart with my then three small children.  By the time we turned into a checkout line I had threatened and bribed everyone within …

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