Anne Frank’s Words Provide Inspiration

Anne Frank’s Diary Seventy-five years ago on June 12, 1942, Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday.  Like any typical teenager, she records her thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams,…

Tips for Praying

My Prayer Life Needs Help or Maybe…Simplified!

Tips for Praying I am always looking for great tips for praying and improving my prayer life, but I find myself sometimes becoming overwhelmed by all the “shoulds” I should be…

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

On February 7, 1867 (150 years ago), one of the most notable and beloved children’s author of all times was born – Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Her Little House on the…

J.R.R. Tolkien and New Year’s Resolutions

A Birthday 125 years ago today, January 3, 1892, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa.  He is one of my favorite authors (who happens to be Catholic).  I love…

Silent Night

“Night of Silence/Silent Night,” Birthdays, and the Countdown to Christmas Eve

Today the Advent calendar is showing me 16 days until Christmas Eve and until I hear “Night of Silence/Silent Night“… I love the sights and sounds of Christmas, the twinkling…

Advent and Magic Peas

Magic Peas, Angels, and Advent

When I was a child, my dad emphatically stated that a magic pea existed inside of a pod.  The challenge, he said, was to be the first to find it.…

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