Mad for…Tina

The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them. -St. Louis de… Read More

Mad for…Maggie

Kindness is like snow- it beautifies everything it covers. -Kahlil Gibran Central Indiana is covered in a blanket of white today. Haltingly, we inched our way this morning from our home in Hamilton County to the far south side of Indianapolis so… Read More

Kooky Aunt Helen

In loving memory of my peculiar, imprudent, silly and utterly amazing great aunt Helen Lammers… Allow me to introduce you to my Aunt Helen. To merely describe her as a colorful figure in my childhood would do her a tragic disservice. Aunt… Read More

Too Much to Lose

Author’s note: I was asked by a friend who is a recent convert to the faith to share my take on the Catholic Church in all her messiness. I’m just one Jesus girl who loves the Lord and who cannot imagine life… Read More

WHAT IF….

When we let the little cracks in our heart show, that’s where the light seeps out.  That’s what I’m telling myself as I write. Four years ago, I lost a friend.  Gosh, the whole of my community lost her.  She was shiny… Read More

It’s the HOUSE in Housewife That Always Gets Me…

Scheduling the plumber, schlepping my college kid’s 14 year-old clunker to the repair shop, endless laundry, friends in crisis, carpool runs to and from summer camps, Dr. Mom duties for the sick and injured, short order cook, bum knee throbbing, bill paying—that’s… Read More

The Knee Brace

Meandering across the church parking lot waiting for kids to come out of school, I ran into another carpool mom, a woman with whom I am familiar, but we are not close friends. Oh gosh! What happened to your knee? Are you… Read More

Be Like Will.

Ummm…Drew?  Did I hear the doorbell ring at 11:30 last night? Yeah, Mom.  You did.   All you need to know is that Oby is an amazing friend!  I gotta go!! Ok, then.  Have a great day, D! The above conversation was one… Read More

A Nation Gone Under?

When my oldest son was about four years old, another little guy in his preschool class spilled his snack and juice all over Nick’s lap.  The sweet teacher in this lovely Episcopal school was not too impressed when he screamed a four… Read More

I’m Not a Project

“Of myself, O Lord, I am not able to entertain a good thought.”  — Mother Angelica I’m a big fan of Mother Angelica.  If you’ve never heard of her, try Google.  She was a very accomplished woman, but what I liked about… Read More