“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 :…

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…

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…

What? Me? No Way, I Am Too Young!

Mommy Mantra July 23, 2014: But the LORD answered me, Say not, “I am too young.” To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD. Jeremiah Chapter 1: 7 That sounds so much like when…

Answer Number 2: Jeannie’s Question When Did Jesus Know

Jeannie asks: I’ve always been confused about this passage:  “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me…..” Luke 9: 23. Did He, (Jesus), know he would be crucified and predict it exactly or did Luke paraphrase His words after the fact? This is…

Thomas isn’t doubting, he is doing what we all must do

Mommy Mantra July 3, 2014: Feast of Saint Thomas It would be just too easy to write on doubt, but today I feel called to write about Jesus’ response: “Peace be with you.” A   Oh Lord, do I wish I could react to “surprising” parenting situations like that! In all the parenting classes I…

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We are going to a birthday party for our Godson; it will be his first, and an exciting time for family and friends. It is a time for us to rejoice in this little boy’s life, looking back at all the milestones, not just the little boy’s but the parents as well; and with today…