One for the bloggers


WOW have I been reading a lot of blogs lately. My Google Reader list almost doubled after reading through all your recommendations. Combine that with my awesome tablet and newfound free time for reading, and I’ve been a blog-post-consuming machine these days. I don’t know whether this is a curse or a blessing, but my web… [Continue Reading]

A saint for the year


It’s that time of year again! I just used my little Saint’s Name Generator program to have a saint chosen at random to be my patron for the year. So, umm, should I be concerned that this is who I got? St. Michael the Archangel  Patron of (among other things): people in danger at sea,  ambulance drivers,… [Continue Reading]

The goal-oriented life


It was my husband who first introduced me to the concept of goal orientation. Before I met him, that kind of thing was completely foreign to me. I lived my life drifting from one whim to the next, with only fleeting thoughts as to how my actions today would impact my life as a whole…. [Continue Reading]

The Fulwiler Awards for Awesomeness in Blogging


Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the votes in the Catholic New Media Awards! I sincerely appreciate it. I was shocked when I saw that I got Best Written Blog, Most Spiritual Blog, Best Blog by a Woman, and People’s Choice Blog. No pressure though. It’s only fair to note that some popular… [Continue Reading]

What I did this weekend

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, I want to introduce you to my friends, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Today I went to a party to welcome some of the sisters back to the Austin area after they’d been a the mother house in Ann Arbor for the… [Continue Reading]

Trust School


I’m reading the astoundingly good bo God’s Smuggler, which is the memoir of a Dutch Protestant missionary who smuggled Bibles behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. At its core, the bo is all about trusting God. On almost every page there is some example of how God comes through when we place 100%… [Continue Reading]

The most powerful woman in the world

This is my new friend, Sister Joeine Darrington, whom I met during the couple of days we stayed with the Benedictine Sisters: She came over and sat with us during our meals with the sisters, and it was so much fun to chat with her. She’s 96 years old and has been a Benedictine Sister… [Continue Reading]

Undefeatable joy

One of the things I most loed forward to as part of the Christ Renews His Parish retreat the other weekend was simply the opportunity for a leisurely confession. There are always so many people in at our parish’s confessional that the priests have little time for extra spiritual direction. For weeks I’d been… [Continue Reading]