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 [...]

The Day I Lost You… A Tribute to Lily and Her Generation

On November 11, 2012, my dad was having his first signs of a heart attack.  It was also, of course, Veteran's Day, a touching day for me when we remember those who lived and died defending our freedoms. It was also the day I lost a baby. We were (very surprisingly) expecting a new little one, [...]