Your patron saint for 2015!

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It’s that time of year again! I spent hours this weekend adding wonderful new saints to the list and updating the code, so the Saint’s Name Generator is cleaned up and ready to go. Click here to get your patron saint for 2015! One of my favorite New Year’s traditions is reading hearing about… [Continue Reading]

Your patron saint for 2014!

saints-name-generator

It’s that time of year again! I used my week of being under the weather to touch up the Saint’s Name Generator, so it’s all set for another round of saint choosing. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the Saint’s Name Generator is a simple program I created to choose a saint’s… [Continue Reading]

A saint for the year

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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, bankers,… [Continue Reading]

The Saint’s Name Generator

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Check it out! I used some of my holiday free time to create a little program that will choose a saint’s name at random. (Yes, writing code is how I relax. Yes, I am a hopeless nerd.) Why would you want to choose a saint’s name at random? I got the idea from the “saint… [Continue Reading]

Finding home

The ride home from the airport after we picked up our Kidsave child Rita was a little tense. We quickly found out that when they said in her bio that she speaks some English, by “some” they meant “not a single word.” A Colombian social worker named Maria was with us as well, and she… [Continue Reading]

A name for baby Joy

As I mention in #2 here, my older children insist that the new baby’s name is “Joy.” It was the strangest thing: my four-year-old son got it into his head one day when I was still pregnant that that was the baby’s name, and has not backed down since then. When guests refer to her… [Continue Reading]

Knock, knock. Who’s there? A clue.

My post from Friday about St. Frances of Rome was supposed to be up on Thursday. After a fun but completely mentally and physically exhausting day, Thursday afternoon I put the kids down for their naps and flopped into my desk chair for my daily quiet time. It was like a taste of heaven itself… [Continue Reading]

Anxiety is easier

Last week St. Francis de Sales and some bad programming at Google Maps led me to one of the biggest realizations I’ve had this year: that anxiety = not trusting God. For a long time I knew that stress about certain individual matters was due to a prideful insistence that I had the best plan… [Continue Reading]