Divine Mercy for Feisty Folks (Like Me…)

Some of the most gentle-hearted, kind, and loving individuals I have met are devoted to the Divine Mercy of God.  They "turn the other cheek," are soft-spoken, think before they speak, accept injustices with patience... I'm not one of them. Oh, don't get me wrong... I love the "Divine Mercy devotion"... the one that spread [...]

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When God Gets in the Kitchen… A Tribute to Mother Angelica

Sometimes, life hands us a basket of ingredients that don't seem to match up to any sensible recipe... Sometimes, our life is like an episode of "Chopped" (Food Network).... On the series "Chopped," each chef is given a basket of random ingredients, and they compete to impress the judges with what they can craft from [...]

An Easter to Remember

While Holy Week brought with it the flu for the last of its victims in my family, the baby and me, upsetting all those "plans" of partaking in as many church events and prayers as possible, a surprise awaited me on Easter.... I recovered just in time to be able to partake in the intimate, [...]

Forgiveness Friday: Feeling Forgotten

Some days, we just feel forgotten. It's like, we try and we try, we reach out, some us try to "sell whatever it is we're trying to sell," make connections with family, or even just.... find someone, ANYone, to be excited about what WE are excited about.  Or, find someone, ANYONE, who just "gets it" [...]

Weariness, Politics, and Pink Eye

Remember that one week when everything was going perfectly? Yeah, me neither.  At least not any time recently. Sure, there are good days, but they seem to be more and more isolated as the years march on.... These days, if I look at a typical week, there seem to be enough ups and downs contained [...]