Catholic · faith · Family

Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

The importance of grandparents is a topic I’m oddly passionate about. Both my maternal grandparents died before I was born and my paternal grandparents lived over an hour away and quite frankly they were not very grandparenty. So I had no real experience having grandparents like you see on TV. Because, of course, TV grandparents… Continue reading Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

Catholic · faith

To live with childlike wonder

Over and over again, we hear to become closer to God, to believe more fully in God, we must believe with a childlike wonder, childlike faith. Matthew 8:13 says: “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” I never really understood this, and… Continue reading To live with childlike wonder

books · Catholic · faith

How hard is a moment?

Often times, as I’m examining my conscience in preparation for confession, or when I’m reflecting at mass, I come to the conclusion that I need desperately to devote more of my time to prayer and religious education. This has been something I’ve wrestled with for the past year or so. But I still put it… Continue reading How hard is a moment?