Conjuring versus Bewitched

The Conjuring Versus Bewitched

Halloween Orange and black, bats and cats, images of Halloween are everywhere.  The actual day is almost here.  And for the past month, many have been celebrating it in some…

The Spooky Old Tree

Blessed to Have Books and Berenstain Bears

Blessings and Books In the chaotic days of life, I often forget about the little blessings, and how we touch the lives of others. I was recently reminded by a…

Buzz Lightyear falls

Fight or Flight?

Buzz Can’t Fly! I love when children have a favorite toy, and it travels with them everywhere including to bed.  Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story was my son’s favorite action…

Charlie Brown and Edgar Allen Poe

Schulz, Irving, and Poe – A Literary Harvest

My literary harvest. Spring, summer, winter, and fall. I love them all! With the seasonal changes, I modify my stack of bedside books, so I can revisit stories, poems, and…

Once-Upon-a-Time-Season-6

Once Upon A Time’s Season 6 and Christian Symbolism

Once Upon A Time’s Season Six—Worth the wait? Once Upon a Time’s Season Six was just released on Netflix.  I rarely watch television shows during their original air dates, but…

Princes-Fiona

Perseverance, Princess Fiona, and Prince Charming

A Dream is a Wish… Perseverance has become my word for the year.   Like so many others traveling through life, I decided to pursue a path with more meaning and…

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…

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