My Job Ain’t Glamorous…But the Lord Wants Me Here

Electric guitar

This is not going to be a highly theological blog post. I hope that is o.k. Today, I am working, and I don’t really like it.  In fact, I hate it.  I am doing something that I don’t want to do at all.  My will would say, “Run while you can.” And yet, Our Lord […]

And Sometimes the Kids Teach You

Elani and Emma dancing together.  Elani and Emma are child 2 & 3.  They are amazing children.  I am blessed in my motherhood.

With the Lenten season upon us, I sense the deep desert already. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “This is why Christ vanquished the Tempter for us: “For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tested as we are, […]

Been a Long Week…and It’s Only Tuesday

Sacred Heart in Atlanta

Ever had one of those weeks? Yea, me, too. In fact, I sometimes believe I have more of those weeks at work than I would want in my work life. And yet, the Lord does seem to allow these weeks. What is a girl to do? After I got home today from picking up the […]

What to Tell the Girls

The whole family at "Dr. Mom's" graduation from LSU with PhD.  The girls told me they were proud of me.  The only thing I really remember about the ceremony is when I was called across stage to get the degree...I heard the girls yell, "We love you Momma!"  Well, I love you to the moon and back!

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Atlanta Catholic Business Conference sponsored by The Integrated Catholic Life, EWTN, Belmont Abbey College and the Aquinas Center of Theology. It was a blessing to be among such faith-filled working Catholic laity, living in the truth by integrating their faith and all areas of their lives, including […]

Today, We Bake Bread

Very impressed with our loaves of bread.  Happy snow day!

I love being a momma. I love my job. At times when being a momma seems overwhelming, I really do not like my job very much. It is in the overwhelming times of being a mother that I want to run away from my job to take care of what is going on at home. […]

Jesus Meek and Humble of Heart…

Sacred Heart

Make my heart like unto your heart. A prayer for all the days of our lives. A simple prayer, but one that says so much. I will be pondering, blogging, and praying about and with the Sacred Heart of Jesus this year. Join me as I delve into the depth of Love and Mercy itself.

That UnChristmas Feeling

Grinchy in the background...that's how I "felt" this season.  Cindy Lou Who in the front...that's how I want to be right now.

I have been – well…LAZY…SLOTHFUL…EXTREMELY FATIGUED.  Mainly through my own doing.   And I have a confession of sorts:  my normal Advent joy, accompanied by my awesome Advent Calendar – typically filled with highly catechetical lessons for all ages – it was NIL this season.   When vacation hit for college administrators, this college administrator […]

Landed! Proven Job Search Strategies for Today’s Professional: BOOK REVIEW


Since my first attempts at blogging, I’ve been blessed to meet both in person and through virtual networks working men and women who live integrated lives.  My new friend, Randy Hain, is perhaps a professional who understands this concept most.  We are blessed with Randy’s writing about integrated work lives, meaning making from your work, […]

You Say it Best…By Saying Nothing

"Yet the Lord is waiting to show you favor and he rises to pity you; For the Lord is a God of justice:  blessed are all who wait for him."  (Isaiah 30: 18)

This month, though it is a month of gratitude, I have struggled with the vice of envy. This is something I struggle with daily, actually. But I was really trying to focus on gratitude this month, especially reading all of the “30 Days of Gratitude” posts on facebook. Uh…yea, I didn’t do it that way […]

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him…

Mr. Sam

I write this blog on what would have been my in-law’s 31st wedding anniversary. This is a difficult blog for me to write, and the words have been swimming in my head since October. I know I won’t get the words right, but the compulsion to write overtakes me sometimes. My father-in-law, after a long […]

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