George’s Baptism

Yesterday was a memorable day for our little family: D-Train’s first Father’s Day and George’s baptism. Not a bad way to spend the feast of the Holy Trinity on a hot Sunday in June. We are so blessed by loving families on both sides; and tons of family traveled in for the big cleanse, so […]

Stella Maris

One of the very first things that drew me to Haley’s blog was her love for Our Lady, Star of the Sea.  This title and image of Mary is one that lies close to my heart; and seeing that it is a little known title of Our Lady, I was immediately impressed with how much […]

Lent Sucks.

A few weeks ago, in a valiant attempt to check in with my heart and my prayer life, Dave sweetly turned to me and asked: “So how’s Lent for you?  What have you decided to give up?” In my momentary state of baby-foot-in-my-ribcage discomfort, I shot him a quick look that suggested he run far, far away […]

My Beef with Some Saints

When I embarked upon the pursuit of my undergraduate degree, I was wide-eyed, bushy-tailed, and absolutely clueless about most things in life.  And like many 18-year olds who head off from home to see what the world is about, I was like a sponge.  I was ready to learn and to soak up every bit of […]


Happy Independence Day! I love this day.  My heart is full of gratitude for those who have and who are willing to lay down their lives in service of our country.  Many prayers for those whose loved ones have sacrificed their all to defend our liberty. You know why else I love this day?  It’s […]

The Poorest of the Poor, Part Two

Alternate title: The Concrete Cinderblock Jungle (Part One) “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself.  Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for.” – Catechism of the […]

The Poorest of the Poor, Part One

“I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve Him among the poorest of the poor. It was an order.” – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Have you ever had that moment?  The moment that Mother Teresa speaks of, when you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that […]