In Honor of Rest: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang...more
Jenny Kanevsky  Yo, Jenny!  You bring up a good point about kids being overscheduled, too.  It ...more

Apparently Freedom of Religion Does Not Apply to Second Graders

Barely into this school year and my daughter has already had another layer of innocence scrubbed away. I worry she has donned a layer of protection in its place. Vulnerability leads to some of the greatest gifts of human existence, but it is not always rewarded thusly. ...more
I'd like to offer a little of a different perspective on this if I may. My daughter is six years ...more

Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson Turns Grief for Her Son Into Humble Magic

Writer, blogger and mother Anna Whiston-Donaldson—whom I first knew as Anna See, from her blog An Inch of Gray—landed herself the kind of internet fame we've all come to fear. She lost her son, Jack, when he was just 12 years old, in 2011. ...more
I love this review! Anna and her writing - truly treasures.more

Saint Teresa of Avila: Funny, Smart, Holy

I love St. Teresa of Ávila  because she is strong, witty and funny. Although she is a doctor of the Church and one of the three great 16th century Spanish mystics, she is down to earth and out spoken.A few words of wisdom from this smart, witty, holy woman:For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God....more

The Atlanta Ghost Hunters - Part 1


God has a Secret. Do you want in?

The other day driving my daughter home from school, I see a new anonymous face holding a sign on the street asking for money. After wondering for a moment about what happened to the previous man, I began to judge him.Is he really deserving of my $1.00?...more

Change Me

Change me. In my own arrogance, and with the idealism of youth, I tried to mold myself into a new, better self all on my own. I immersed myself in the culture and literature of the Church, embracing simplicity and a disciplined prayer life taking myself on  through spiritual direction and inner healing.I spurned materialism and the culture of modern societyas I mothered nine children on a small farmTill exhaustion...more

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland I was in a funk this morning, so I started looking for Six Impossible Things to Believe Before Breakfast. It wasn't difficult. It only took me about a half an hour:...more

Burning Down the Past

Here's my latest. Enjoy and pass it on....more

Baby Buddhist?

We took Baby Spock to the a Buddhist temple this morning for a tour and to talk to someone there. Why? Because the kid is freaking us out, that’s why....more

God Knows What You’re Going Through. He Has Not Forgotten You

Before you were formed, God set you apart. God knew you before he formed you in the womb. He set you apart. (Jer 1:5)God knows everything about you. He knows what you’re going through. He knows the plans he have for you. (Jer 29:11)...more

Have You Checked Your Spiritual Condition Lately?

Did you know you can have a relationship with God that will last forever? God loves you. Isn’t that great news! His mercy endures forever.How are you connected to God on a daily basis? What are you doing to maintain your spiritual condition?...more