The Antagonist

Our family in 2004 -- the time period during which I met the antagonist in SOTG.

I’m in NYC doing bo tour stuff this week! You can follow along with my adventures on and Instagram. While I’m out running around, I wanted to re-run an updated version of a post I originally wrote back in March 2012, when I had finished the final big re-write of the bo. It’s about Chapter… [Continue Reading]

The Our Father, one word at a time


Back in 2011, a bunch of wonderful writers gathered here to reflect on the Lord’s Prayer, one word at a time. It turned out even better than I could have imagined, and these beautiful posts continue to provide me with a feast of food for thought. Since I know that many folks weren’t reading back… [Continue Reading]

The God who becomes dust


I’m off to the CNMC! This post was originally published on August 4, 2010. I made an early-morning holy hour a couple weeks ago. The stars were still out when I pulled into the Adoration chapel’s parking lot, but the first row was almost full; there was only one space left. When I walked into… [Continue Reading]

Getting older…getting younger


This post was originally published on April 9, 2008. My husband and I came across some old photos the other day. It was fun to take a trip down memory lane as we glanced through our pictures from a 2003 vacation, but I was surprisingly caught off guard when he made the passing comment, “We… [Continue Reading]

Good drama, bad drama (and how to know the difference)

This post was originally published on July 12, 2010. I recently finished the fascinating bo The War of Art by bestselling author Steven Pressfield, which is a sort of field guide to spiritual warfare. He goes through practical tactics for defeating what he calls “Resistance, ” i.e. the malevolent force that works to prevent anything… [Continue Reading]

How I was reminded that focusing on Christ keeps you sane


This post was originally published on April 14, 2010. I originally called it “The Rosary: I’ve been doing it wrong!” but commenters rightfully pointed out that there’s no “wrong” way to pray. When I was researching Catholicism I constantly heard about the astounding power of the Rosary, so I decided to give it a shot…. [Continue Reading]