To Veil or Not to Veil…: Part II

"Lent is usually a typical time in which Catholics assess adding to their prayer life, or giving something up (fasting), or doing some act of love to another (almsgiving). Perhaps somebody out there is considering veiling as a devotion - but, are too worried about standing out, or their kids not being old enough to leave the veil alone, or just still deeply praying about this particular devotion. It is for that woman that I wrote and updated my reasons for veiling. I wanted to give another perspective of this still-misunderstood devotion." I've realized how remiss I have been in updating followers on the devotion of veiling - and, how it helps me participate more fully during Mass. Do you have a special devotion? I'd love to hear about it!

More thoughts on Ardent Charity: How Mary’s Example Sets the Tone for Today’s Application

"However, in the midst of thoughts on the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, our chaplain remarked on something which has stuck with me. He stated, 'Almsgiving is, simply...'" Today's piece is a review of a previously published piece - simply because the chaplain's homily forced me to go back and contemplate the greatest theological virtue. How will you focus on almsgiving in light of this information, during Lent 2018?

What’s In a Name: Reflections on Naming Baby

Last week, the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. It made me reflect further on our family's own two tests for baby names, and makes me ask - how does your family approach baby names?

From a Little Boy’s Lips to God’s Ears

"I have a confession to make to the readers and followers of my blog. I have been haphazard and remiss at blogging consistently because I have had massive writer's block. But, it's a self-imposed writer's block, as I have spent the past four months censoring some of the topics about which I typically enjoy writing. Now that Christmas cards have gone out, I'm ready to put a stop to my self-imposed censorship, and explain my inconsistent blogging habit." Today's post has been in the creation for months - let me sum it up briefly - my son's prayers are powerful, and I am more than willing to take any prayer intentions to him! ūüėČ Hope you will click to read the explanation provided within!