When Instagram Ruins Your Day

It happened again this week. That pit in the stomach, that flush of the face, that feeling of shame and discontentment, right in the midst of a particularly beautiful day in my own life. And it had been a lovely day. The warm summer sun stretched into the cool breeze of the approaching Fall, creating […]

George Wants You to Celebrate (GIVEAWAY)

July has been a wonderfully chaotic month. We’ve had so much to celebrate and have had so much fun. If you’ve been a reader of the Heights for a while, then you know well that our family has a special devotion to Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. He’s the patron of our family and George is […]

An Interview with Connor Flanagan

Hey hey Heights readers! As you know, I’m a sucker for the arts. I love good music, dance, art, literature, and anything that shines forth truth and beauty. During my college years (I feel like that makes me sound old …), I had the privilege of meeting many talented artists who never ceased to amaze me […]

5 Reasons to Watch the Catholic Conference for Moms

Diapers. Laundry. Breakfast. Snack. Lunch. Snack. Dinner. Snack. Baths. Bedtime stories. Monster patrol. Boo-boo kisser. Book reading. Laundry. Praying. Sleepless nights of worry. More praying. Hand holding. Toilet scrubbing. Hand sanitizing. Providing. Mending. Giving. Wife-ing. Volunteering. Packed lunches. Magazine drives. Defending. Disciplining. Cheerios stuck to the floor of the van. Gum in your hair. A […]

The Ick-Factor of Forgiveness

Last week, I taught one of my favorite lessons during a small group gathering at church. It was all about forgiveness, in particular, God’s forgiveness of us. We talked all about God’s love and mercy. I stressed His unrelenting forgiveness even in the midst of the most heinous sins. We rejoiced in the Lord’s merciful […]

Your Builders Outstrip Your Destroyers

“But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Your builders outstrip your destroyers, and […]

Ways to Honor the Sabbath When You Can’t Really Sabbath

We know well and good that, as Christians, Sunday is the sabbath day, the day of rest, the day set apart for God and for family. Ideally, our Sundays would be spent going to Mass, spending quality, focused time with our families, and doing enjoyable tasks/hobbies that bring joy to our hearts and connect our […]