scripture · writing

The Pen of the writer is the Staff of the pilgrim

Happy Pilgrims. Those were the words I read this morning. They sounded more to me like an oxymoron than a spiritual taunt, but it intrigued me. It had been several weeks now since I had discovered that my restless spirit was not a curse, but a blessing. But I did not yet have a name… Continue reading The Pen of the writer is the Staff of the pilgrim

Catholic · motherhood

You don’t Have to Move to the country to raise Christian children

When my husband and I had children, we vowed not to give into the digital age, even before we became Christians. We watched parents sit with their children at restaurants with tablets neatly propped in front of their faces, and said we’d never be one of those people. It was quite painful really. We had… Continue reading You don’t Have to Move to the country to raise Christian children

fasting · Lent

Simple Christianity: Being our Most Authentic Selves

“This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.” Isaiah 59:6-7 “Fasting… Continue reading Simple Christianity: Being our Most Authentic Selves