“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

Mommy Mantra August 4, 2014: MT 14: 27 “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” a Need I say more. This is for all moms with prayers that need answering, and for prayers that have been answered. For moms who need the courage to stay strong. Related articles Monday, 4 August 2014 :…

FHB Family Hold Back

Mommy Mantra August 3, 2014: MT 14:13-21 The five loaves and two fishes. Ever have an unexpected guest come to your house for dinner, maybe a friend of your children’s, or neighbour, family member? FHB, means family hold back taking as much as you want for dinner so our guest can have enough. Well, of…

Tom McKay, columnist for PolicyMic, You Missed So Much

Tom McKay wrote of the success of the Harry Potter books in “teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice.” But he missed so much more.  Our eldest twin girl has issues she battles everyday: issues of self worth, anxiety, and others.  As she was growing up reading the books, watching the movies, (what…

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…

Invisible Mom

Look very closely at this picture. This doleful little girl isn’t standing by a chair but she is in a formal with her mother.  I have no idea how this became the fashion, or what the thought was behind the fashion. These pictures came to mind when I read the Gospel this morning.  As moms we…

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…

I hate ___________

Mommy Mantra July 30, 2014: JER 15:10, 16-21, MT 13:44-46 A Jeremiah is lamenting the birth of Israel, but there is also relief if Israel seeks out God and works to better. In the Gospel we hear a shorten version of Sunday’s Gospel. A I see a link between the two readings. The Gospel speaks…