Museum life

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Back in July of 2006 I wrote a post marveling at a family friend who always managed to be cheerful and loving, even though she worked five times as hard as I did and had significant problems in her life. I didn’t have a take in the post; I just relayed the story, and promised… [Continue Reading]

What kneeling on a department store floor taught me about gratitude

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail As regular readers know, I am a gratitude ignoramus. This concept that flows so easily through the lives of others never fails to leave me confounded; I stand around scratching my head and analyzing what it means to count your blessings, while other people are actually counting their blessings. Ann Voskamp (whose blog I’m pretty… [Continue Reading]

Saving Christmas

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail We went to Midnight Mass on Monday night, the first time I’d ever gone to church for Christmas. We walked into our beautiful church around 11:30pm and took a seat up front just in time for the caroling to start. I was fascinated as I looked around the building, to see so many people… [Continue Reading]

Communion with God

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail We went to Mass this weekend, as usual. I realized as I was getting ready to go that I’ve been to Mass every single weekend since we entered the Church at Easter — even when I was exhausted, even when I wasn’t feeling well, even five days after our third baby in three years… [Continue Reading]