Happy Anniversary, To My Best Enemy

Eighteen years ago today, I married my husband. And just check out these words below. I mean, how romantic can you get?! "You have a charming smile. No woman ever gets my attention the way you have... I must confess, you are beautiful." Even more... "I understand you perfectly.  With ten kids, you still look [...]

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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 [...]

Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]

Good Enough… Is That All?

Good enough. Those words make me cringe. I want to be the best, the top, the MVP, the respected expert, the living saint, the smartest at something, the cleanest (at least house-wise), the youngest looking for my age (belly laugh), the fittest, the most healthy, the best cook with well-balanced all-0rganic foods... But I may be... [...]