This time last year…

March 17, 2009 | 5 comments

A nasty stomach bug has hit our house, so while I’m busy doing my 1, 000th load of laundry this week, I thought I’d borrow an idea I’ve seen on other blogs and do a fun little trip down memory lane, highlighting some of the most popular posts from this time last year:

  1. Why I love Lent
    “Being too tired to do anything more mentally productive, I took a moment to try to think of what my version of a big Super Bowl win would be. I thought back to the days when my life revolved around pursuing things like status and money and comfort, and thought about what it would have been like if I’d achieved more success in that area than I could have ever dreamed…” [more]
  2. Cat vomit, temper tantrums, and dying to self
    “What does it mean to ‘die to self’? I used to ask that question a lot when I was first exploring Christianity. I had no idea what that odd phrase was supposed to mean. Frankly, it sounded kind of morbid and depressing…” [more]
  3. Christianity from the eyes of a new convert
    “In the past few weeks since the interview was taped, I’ve been thinking about her question: how do I explain it? How could I describe to lifelong Christians the way I see the world now that I know what they’ve known all their lives? I’m not sure if it’s something I could really put into words, but here’s my best effort…” [more]
  4. Lent starts now
    “I thought about how I find Lent to be a season with its own simple beauty, how I actually enjoy the opportunity to deny myself worldly comforts in order to focus solely on spiritual nourishment…For about twenty days. And then I’m over it…” [more]
  5. Love and conversion
    “I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, how this understanding of God and love played such a key role in my conversion. It brings light to three issues in particular that would sometimes perplex me as I walked the long path from atheism to belief…” [more]

And now I’m off to take a nap. 🙂


  1. Shannon

    A stomach bug AND a new baby? Oh, my friend…many prayers…

  2. Liz

    Is YaYa not still there to help or is YaYa stricken with the stomach bug herself. Isn’t there anyone in your parish with the gift of mercy who could help you out??? Prayers certainly coming your way.

  3. SuburbanCorrespondent

    You poor dear! Get well soon!

  4. Jennifer @ Conversion Diary

    You guys are so sweet!

    Luckily I have tons of help. I’ve had two aunts and a cousin here until yesterday, and my mom lives close by. Believe me, if I didn’t have help I would have just posted my home address and said “Somebody come over — QUICK!!” 🙂

  5. Shelly W

    Oh no!!! We have the stomach bug here too, but I don’t have a baby. At this point in my life, when mama’s down my girls can pretty much handle things. I am so sorry you’re all sick.

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