Friends, it is with geat sorrow that I report sweet baby Miriam Angelica Ho went home to be with the LORD the day after her birth. I first posted about our prayer efforts on behalf of baby Miriam here. Countless members of the online community didn’t hesitate to pray for the miraculous healing of this beautiful.Continue reading »Please visit Real Catholic Mom to read the full post.
Fatigue sets in.
It’s deep enough, sometimes, to devour my soul. The day, born anew, hours old, hastily sketches out another draft of those sometimes.
Dullness trades places with pain, resignation with despair. The stoic (that I pretend to be) is nothing more, really, than a storer – holding on, pushing down, locking up, all of the grievances, all of the sadness, most of the aches
Mind-mapping, originally understood, is a right-brained way to explore a topic by making a diagram of bubbles and lines and drawings and colors and little pictures on a piece of paper. There are a few applications, notably Buzan’s original iMindMap, that aim to give the same experience on a computer; and there are many more “mind map” applications that are essentially outlining tools that display the outline as a graphical map rather than as a list of indented topics.
I’ve been using the latter kind of tool for many years. It’s a great way to organize your thoughts, to keep notes, to plan documents, and like that, and the 2D graphical layout means that you can get much more content onto a single screen than you can with a traditional outliner.
I first used FreeMind, which is a great little tool with a somewhat peculiar user interface that takes some getting used to
This weekend, our sweet Rita Lucile (known affectionately as Rita Lu) was Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Which means that she got wiped free from Original Sin, and I got to spend the weekend sniffing the holy baby head.
Saturday afternoon, our family and a few close friends came together to watch our girl officially get de-heathenated.
My beautiful friend, Heather Renshaw (writer, blogger, amazing human being) flew in from the Pacific Northwest to be Rita’s godmother, and our eldest son stood as godfather.
Do you see this joy? This is why we asked her
It wouldn’t hurt to go to Mass today, even if you don’t “have” to. How and when did this transferal in the US take place? Glad you asked. Here’s what the USCCB website says about it, in part: In accord … Continue reading →Please visit Acts of the Apostasy to read the full post.
I’ve long been interested in service dogs, but something new to me is the idea of a psychiatric service dog. You may have heard of “emotional support animals,” companion animals that help a person stay calm and cope with challenging situations just by being around in a general way. You might think of it as … Continue reading The Makings of a Psychiatric Service Dog – Meet Frank and JosefPlease visit Riparians at the Gate + Jennifer Fitz to read the full post.
Teachers everywhere hate them, and Pope Francis used them to explain the Trinity.*
Fidget Spinners are the latest fad to achieve the magic balance where adults are annoyed and kids are happy to drive them crazy. They’re the latest “must have” item for kids everywhere.
Which almost makes me feel badly for my poor children whose mother adamantly refuses to shell out the $7+ for the whirling toys, and I even refuse to be persuaded by tears and pleading.
“If you want a fidget thing-y so badly,” I told them, “go make your own
(AoftheANews) – COOPERSTOWN – Parishioners of Our Lady of Intentional Walks were surprised when the veteran starting lector, Rhonda Horne, was pulled after the First Reading during Sunday’s 10:30 AM Mass, and relieved by rookie Juan Hetter. “I didn’t want … Continue reading →Please visit Acts of the Apostasy to read the full post.