Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Muslim Community Won’t Bury Them, But We Should

The Muslim community of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy has publicly announced that they will not attend to the burials of the two men responsible for the grisly murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel this past week. It is well and good that they have done … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Sends Message to The Youth of Brownsville, Tx

As a young Catholic girl growing up in a tiny South Texas town, the Pope in Rome seemed as far away as a person on another planet. I never imagined that he would even know we existed. Yesterday, the Pontiff … Continue reading

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Willing to Pass It On

Of course I’d heard of organ donation, but it stopped being theory and became personally real when my husband’s aunt received a new liver in December of 1999. Seeing how this new, healthy organ changed her life made organ donation … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans and Planning for Weakness

  I’m sitting here with dye in my hair and moisturizer on my face looking through the homeschool websites and curriculum lists that in February I swore were a part of my past. I’ve got 35 minuted until I have … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being Normal

We spent yesterday at the skate park at Venice Beach. They host a wheelchair skating clinic every year, and this is our second year to attend. While Ella did win “Best Grom (under 18 skater),” this isn’t about that. There … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – The Strangeness of The Internet – Turning On The Lights

**Every Friday, I reach back into my archives and pull out something you might have missed. In the light of the horrible things in the news today, here’s a reminder of the time that strangers from around the world banded … Continue reading

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Buried Under The Mess

Packing. Digging. Sorting. Purging. There is something very peaceful for me in the act of decreasing. For too long, I have nagged, begged, and pleaded with my husband and children about the extreme amount of stuff in our house. The people … Continue reading

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Adrift In the Storm

Last week, our landlady abruptly announced that instead of renewing our lease as agreed, she had decided to sell our house of five years. We were unexpectedly thrown into the tumult of moving. As we searched for a home which … Continue reading

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The Perfect Independence Day Bring-Along – Jalapeno Poppers

Every Fourth of July since moving to Texas, we’ve spent the day and evening at my friend Teresa’s house. It’s a full day of kids, family, food, and skeet shooting off the upstairs balcony. In the evening, her husband and … Continue reading

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