Offended by Love and a Prayer Request

I visited a friend of mine today. She mentioned something about people today being offended by God. What? I almost screamed! Your God, who gave you life and blessings… they’re offended by that? I just couldn’t wrap my head around it! To be honest, I still can’t. While I believe people should be on theirContinue reading “Offended by Love and a Prayer Request”

Saying Farewell

As a parent I think we all expect to be pushed away as our children turn into teenagers, sometimes even at the pre-teen stages. I was ready for that. Well, maybe I was and maybe I wasn’t. What I didn’t expect was the absolute cut off of all contact from my firstborn. What just happened?Continue reading “Saying Farewell”

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days? The kind of day that nothing seems to go right and the best you can hope for is a good nap? Yeah. Today was one of those days. I won’t bore you with everything that went wrong. Just understand that while everything did not go wrong, many,Continue reading “One of Those Days”

Feeding Jesus, Part 2

I was thinking about our friend whom we fed a while back and I couldn’t get this picture out of my head. He was truly hungry. The only time I have seen an individual attack a package of french fries (they were on top, the burger underneath, I’d assume) was when observing a teenager. TeenagersContinue reading “Feeding Jesus, Part 2”

Feeding Jesus

I realize that I have been, for the past several Saturdays, been writing about the apparitions of Our Lady, Mary, the mother of God. However, this Saturday, I find myself drawn to tell you the story of our encounter with Jesus. As children #’s 2, 3, 4, and I were entering a resale shop thisContinue reading “Feeding Jesus”

Apparitions: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

First, where is Mount Carmel? I don’t know about you, but in all the times I’ve heard of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I never knew where it was. So, I did what everyone does: I Googled it! Turns out it’s in Israel! Who knew? It is in a mountainous region where Catholic hermits, underContinue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of Mount Carmel”

Easter Without Jesus?

I was appalled to see a post on Facebook glorifying celebrating Easter without Jesus. What? How is that possible? Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. No bunnies or chocolate treats can take that away. Period. If Easter does not represent the resurrection, then it’s not Easter. Bunnies, jelly beans,Continue reading “Easter Without Jesus?”

Mental Health Update!

This week is child #3’s Spring break. We started out on Friday with a good day. Yesterday she went with a friend and hung out. Everything was going well…until today. I tried to give her a treat by letting her stay up last night until 10 p.m. to watch “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Yes,Continue reading “Mental Health Update!”

Acts of Service

During Lent, especially, some people try to do extra acts of service. One year, the children and I did the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Some modifying had to be done, but it was accomplished and turned out better than I’d hoped. This year we were not specifically trying to practice any of theContinue reading “Acts of Service”

Cake Ideas

Yesterday, child #3 and I made a special birthday cake for a. Ew friend of hers. We took a chocolate cake recipe (Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake would be awesome!) and made it into two 9″ rounds. We then added about 3/4 of a cup of tart cherry jam as filling between the layers. OurContinue reading “Cake Ideas”