Friday, December 15, 2017

Life is a battlefield

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Jr. In his recent homily, Pope Francis...

Necessary Magic

Several years ago, when I was working on a community theatre project, I overheard two little girls having a conversation about wishes. They were...

Who tells you what to do?

My friend blogged the other day about how her boys, when allowed to have whatever they want for breakfast on their birthday, choose cereal....

Honouring our mothers and fathers

He gently leads his dad down the aisle. Mass is about to begin and he knows it will take a few minutes to get...

Momentous motherhood

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -...

The craziness of love

A few months ago, my Herbalist folded her hands in her lap and looked at me meditatively. I have been going to her for...

Running away

I don’t usually have much trouble figuring out things to write about. Every now and then, though, I wind up with a serious case...

People are people

Did anyone watch the Boston bombing news with great interest? Were you glued to updates and bulletins, carefully checking the suspects’ faces and watching...

For Better or Worse

My brother got married this past weekend, and in his speech my dad recounted the story of when Tom and his best friend, having...

Things real and wonderful

Recently I came across quote from C. S. Lewis that said: "In a sense a child does not long for fairy land as a boy...