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The Way It Ought To Be

I’m sorry, baby. You’re still so tiny and new, and you should be sleeping in the quiet at home instead of grabbing a nap all curled up in my lap at the coffee shop, but your dad is already back … Continue reading

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Jesus’s Step-Dad

**I’m still snuggled up with the baby, but didn’t want you to have nothing to read. Here’s a post from two years ago for the Feast of St Joseph. I’ve asked my kids about John the Baptist and the Blessed … Continue reading

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Love and Laughter

She’s not yet old enough to smile on purpose.  It will be weeks before she can laugh because something is funny.  Rita is still too young to do any of these things with meaning.  So how is it that she … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rest and Peace

Curled up in bed with our 4-day-old baby and listening to the hum of activity in our kitchen, I keep dozing off to the rise and fall of my husband’s voice as he attempts to organize the younger children into … Continue reading

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At The Foot of the Cross with Johnny Cash

For me, the sound of Johnny Cash’s song Hurt is the sound of Lent. The raw painful graveliness of his elderly voice as he lays his soul bare to the world in a slow remembrance of wrongs committed and guilt … Continue reading

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Is She Here Yet?

My phone rings at 6:30 this morning. I don’t even have to open my eyes to know that it’s my  mother. She calls every morning at this time. I squeeze my eyes even tighter shut even as I answer it. “Is … Continue reading

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Nesting

I laid awake last night and looked at the shadows of bottles and hairbrushes on my bathroom counter. It took all my will power to not get out of bed at 3 am to begin tidying up. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Weirdness of The Internet

The internet is a very weird place…thing…entity. I don’t really know what it actually is, which seems strange to me considering how much time I have spent on it…in it…among it? I remember so clearly the day that I started … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Tradition

A little Valentine just for you Love Poem with Skull and Candy Valentines In Cosmedin, Rome— in the Chiesa di Santa Maria, a flower-wreathed skull sits preserved in a shrine more ornate than any foil-covered box of candy— that’s Saint … Continue reading

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Being Salt and Light

This past Sunday’s Gospel was the familiar calling for us to be light and salt to the world! When I’ve heard and read this in the past, there was a little bubble of pride that would well up within me … Continue reading

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