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…

“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 :…

Let’s pray that encouragement is always truly genuine.

I have many friends who are alternative healers and many of them do a wonderful job at helping others, but I have found, and here I am also speaking for myself as a Catholic Spiritual Director, that we, healers of all stripes, can get a little myopic, meaning we have difficulty seeing clearly.   What…

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…