My second decoration

April 13, 2007 | 8 comments

This beautiful painting (on a ceramic roof tile, actually) was an unexpected gift from some Catholic neighbors of ours who heard we were entering the Church this Easter. They bought it for us during a recent trip to visit relatives in Guadalajara. It just delights me every time I see it not just because it’s so beautiful, but because it reminds of the amazing outpouring support my husband and I received this past week — in many cases from unexpected places like these neighbors.

Expect to see many more pictures as the decoration of the new house begins! This is the second decorative item I’m hanging (the crucifix over the door was first), and I think I’m going to use it as the main “inspiration piece” (you can tell I’ve been watching Top Design too much) for the living room. I’m so, so, so excited to finally have my own place and to be able to create an environment that inspires me to be prayerful throughout the day.


  1. beez


    On Monday I met with the Vocations Director from my diocese. After our meeting, we went for supper at a small, hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant a few blocks from the Chancery (thanks for dinner, Your Excellency 😉 ).

    As we were leaving, Father pointed to an image on the wall and said, “You can never go wrong in a restaurant that has that on the wall.” It was Our Lady of Guadaloupe.

  2. Anonymous

    So beautiful and what a special gift. Congratulations to you and your husband on your many new beginnings. I have recently found this blog and so many times just filled with goose bumps (I say, otherwise known as the Holy Spirit) when reading your journey. Your first Reconciliation post was especially moving. thank you for sharing your journey. You are a great inspiration, my prayers are with your growing family! Jill

  3. Courageous Grace

    May I echo congratulations to you and your husband. I found your blog through Closed Cafeteria (and made mention of it on my own), and want to welcome you into the flock!

  4. Martin

    That tile is beautiful! I wish I had seen one like that when I was in Mexico recently.

  5. Joe

    Welcome to our Catholic Church! If you’re interested in a modern woman saint whose feastday is April 28th, look up
    Thanks for your blog. I am sure you will lead many others into the faith. God bless you. Joe Cunningham

  6. Adoro te Devote

    That is absolutely beautiful!

    And because I’ve been lurking without comment, let me just also offer my congratulations on your entrance into the Church. Welcome home, sister! 🙂 Glad to have you as part of the family. Especially because you have good taste in religious art. 🙂

  7. majellamom


    Just wanted to take a second and say CONGRATS on your now official conversion!!

    Your blog always inspires me, and it is wonderful to read about all the answers to your prayers recently.

  8. Travis

    A beautiful gift. It’s so good to see people who fall in love with Holy Mother Church and enter into full communion with Christ. Congrats, and look foward to reading more in the future.

    May you be blessed with the grace to be a living witness for Christ.

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