To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

This morning, as I prepared to begin my day, a prevailing quote from my childhood came back to me: "to whom much is given, much is expected."  As I thought about that quote, I reflected on how each and every single one of us are given an awesome responsibility - to each other. Regardless of … Continue reading To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

A Reflection of My Prayer Life

I abhor whining.  Typically, when I hear a child whining, it invokes the same cringe one exhibits when they hear nails on a chalkboard.  I don't know why I can't stand it, but I have always been that way. Imagine my pleasant surprise when my oldest was not a whiner.  Instead, he seemed to automatically know … Continue reading A Reflection of My Prayer Life

Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

I spent the better part of this "Month of Mary" researching Marian apparitions. While researching all these apparitions, one thing that struck me was the emphasis by Mary on penance and reparation for sins.  Our Lady of Lourdes even encouraged Bernadette Soubirous, "penance, penance, penance," during one of her apparitions. The messages of Our Lady of Fatima, from her … Continue reading Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project

Holocaust Remembrance Day

I have always had an intense connection with the study of the Holocaust.  The study of the Holocaust for me began in middle school, and is a major reason why I chose to pursue a history degree.  Further study in the area stalled when I realized just how proficient I would have to become in at … Continue reading Holocaust Remembrance Day

Confession and God’s Mercy

I recently went to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (aka Confession), accompanied by my two shadows.  I was so grateful when M decided to speak quietly while we were in the Church, and even happier when he played quietly while we were in the Confessional. As we prepared to head in to the Confessional, I was … Continue reading Confession and God’s Mercy