Newborn in the Lap of God

A few months ago, one of the sweet and beautiful nuns (who used to be a NICU nurse) at Christ the Bridegroom, held my baby Simeon. The nuns love all children... but as Sr. Iliana held Simeon, she said, “This is how we are to be! Like a newborn in the lap of Christ!” I knew [...]

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When Silence Stabs

There’s always that one person in the group... the one who says what everyone’s thinking. Throughout my life, that person, many times, has been me. And let me tell you, while many enjoy that they don’t have to be the one to expose truth, they will also oftentimes throw that person who does the truth-telling [...]

How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]

But, have you tried THIS?!

I am a migraine sufferer. And not just any type of the millions of migraine sufferers throughout the world... I am one who has them so severely that medication and natural cures seem to barely touch them. For over three decades. I've had my fair share of trips to the ER when the pain far [...]

Tour Guide Advice for Sunsets and Surrender at the Beach

I seem to have been born for the beach. Perhaps my eight years of childhood growing up along A1A on the east coast of Florida solidified my love for the sand, the warmth, and unpredictable waves. My love for all things ocean continued into my young adulthood as I traveled to some exotic islands around [...]