Depression

I am so glad that someone posted this picture. Having family members who are dealing with, have dealt with, or may deal with depression; it is nice to see that Facebook, Twitter, and the bloggersphere are beginning to disseminate the truth about depression. I have a good friend who is a psychiatric nurse and a mom of children…

Righteous Cause: Laughing

On 8 August, women will gather in central Istanbul to take part in a “laughing protest”  It is an opportunity for women all over the world, Christian/Catholic, and Jew to join in solidarity with our Islamic sisters.  We can spend a few minutes on August 8th, praying for, thinking positively about, sharing a laugh with these…

Sometimes you have to put the anchor in the water.

From my Facebook time line this morning, written by a mom of teens: “When do the growing pains of your children stop hurting and stressing you?” My response to her was: Sweetheart. I am with you. Trust. Trust in your mothering instinct. Trust in your gut. Trust in love and grace. Trust in hope. Trust in…

FYI Wednesday: Prayer and Personality

It’s FYI Wednesday and I have asked fellow Catholic moms for questions that they might have on such topics as motherhood and spirituality, children’s spiritual development, finding time for yourself, or just to learn more about Spiritual Direction; here is the latest question asked by Michelle: I would like to know more about prayer and personality…

OMG do I know how Jesus must have felt

Mommy Mantra July 15, 2014 MT 11:20-24 a Jesus is rebuking the towns of Galilee where he preached and did great deeds and those towns did the so what shrug. a I am sharing what a friend has posted about her experiences of today and I wonder if Jesus wasn’t thinking exactly the same thing…

Peter and Paul…Conversion, creation, transformation can not be done alone, it is always communal, God, you and your neighbour!

This picture I downloaded from a friend on Facebook, she and I both consider ourselves very spiritual people; the way we express that aspect of our lives is very different: she is more new age, (which frankly doesn’t bother me; didn’t Jesus come to bring a new age?), and I am Orthodox Irish Catholic, (we…