March 28th, 2010

Heading Into Holy Week

This simple song never fails to silence my inner “noise.”

Come to Jesus.

Let’s each of us do that this week.

March 17th, 2010

Brown Bag Films’ St. Patrick Story

Are you familiar with Brown Bag Films? They produced an Oscar-nominated series of short films, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, based upon the 1960s recordings of young children in Dublin telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher. And they’re awesome.

In honor of his feast day, here’s the tale of St. Patrick:

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February 20th, 2010

Day by Day Support Throughout Lent

You might recall that for the past couple of years Elizabeth Foss and I have shared daily promptings throughout the 40 days of Lent, reminding moms of small ways to pray, fast, and give every day.

Last year, at the end of Lent, many moms asked if these daily devotions were available in book form. Which gave us an idea.

“Why not give them a whole year?” Elizabeth asked. And

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February 17th, 2010

40 Days

Since I don’t want to be the only Catholic blogger not to share this bit of Lenten genius from Nick Alexander:

May 26th, 2009

Did Mary Wear an Apron?

Sarah Reinhard is talking about domestic Mary today. Come on over and join the conversation!

March 29th, 2009

We’re All Works in Progress

This morning, I got up early and attended Mass by myself. As much as I like going to Mass en masse, I also like to go alone now and then — a distraction-free 60 minutes with Jesus can be a very good thing for a mom.

When I told Dan I would be going to a parish that is 30 minutes away, he said, “Are you sure you wouldn’t rather

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August 6th, 2008

Humble and Heroic

I have decided not to delete any of the comments in this week’s Coffee Talk. I simply don’t have the time or the energy to pick through and decide what stays and what doesn’t. But this is my space and I have been really bothered by some people’s words here, and so I will say this much:

It is not selfish for a poor mother of many to remain open

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July 26th, 2008

Come Talk to Me

As I ushered the kids and dog back into the house I thought to myself, “Did I seriously just tell that man that we don’t need information about the Bible because we’re Catholic?”

What kind of witness is that? I’m sure they talked about how sad that is all the way to their next stop.

How do you handle Jehova’s Witnesses at your front door?

Come on over and

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