All in the Right Perspective

Father Hugh told a joke a few weeks back. Now, I know what you’re thinking… priestly humor? Come on! But here me (or him) out. It’s a really good joke, and it leads to an interesting discussion in perspectives. Here it is: There was a guy who had a lot of riches. Lots of money,Continue reading “All in the Right Perspective”

If I’m Honest…

If I’m honest, then I must admit that I used to look down my nose at people who needed Section 8…now I need it. If I’m honest, then I must admit that I had preconceived notions of who the homeless were…now I’m they. If I’m honest, then I must admit that I used to thinkContinue reading “If I’m Honest…”

A Miraculous Tribute with a survivor of 9/11

The following story is about a unhappy man, who found escape through Our Lady’s intercession and Her Rosary that he received from a group that supports her mission from Fatima. I thought it would be a fitting tribute in remembrance of those we lost that day at the hands of terrorists. On the other hand,Continue reading “A Miraculous Tribute with a survivor of 9/11”

Give me your tired, your poor, your dirty socks…

What? Yeah. Dirty socks. And dirty sweatshirts. And holey t-shirts. And shredded, stretched out, dirty underwear. Are you totally disgusted? Child #2 and I were. We found all these items in the donated clothes given to the shelter where we are staying. So, you really want me to dress my child in your child’s old,Continue reading “Give me your tired, your poor, your dirty socks…”

The Face of the Shelter

As some (or all of you, if you’ve been paying attention!) know, Children #’s 2, 3, 4, and I are currently residing in a homeless shelter.  It isn’t bad.  It’s not ideal, of course, but at least we have our own room and bathroom.  There is a kitchen that we share with several other rooms. Continue reading “The Face of the Shelter”

Sharing Saturday: All-Purpose Insect Riddance Diffusion

Ah, the joys of summer – warm weather, flowers, vegetables from the garden, bugs…wait! Bugs? Yes. Those irritating little nasties that can turn the loveliest day into a misery. So, what do we do about them? Well, where we are in the shelter, we get the occasional bug and or arachnid in our room. Ewwwww!Continue reading “Sharing Saturday: All-Purpose Insect Riddance Diffusion”

Sharing Saturday: Stress Away

This week I wanted to focus on reducing stress. Stress is a problem that we all face. Whether you are currently homeless, like us, or just have a stressful home life or job, we all have stress. People focus on many different aspects to conquer the stress in their lives. Some people meditate. Some pray.Continue reading “Sharing Saturday: Stress Away”