On Fleek… What I am Learning from the Kids

I have to admit, the language of teenagers is a paradigm defying all paradigms. I am almost certain my parents thought the same thing when we were growing up. Words like, “Awesome! Narly! Gag me with a spoon!” were not the popular vernacular of their day. Recently, I was introduced to the words, “on fleek” […]

10 Things I Learned from God in Ecuador (As told in Pictures)

As a working Catholic mom, I feel a pressure to justify why I work. I feel that pressure to justify it with my Catholic friends, who know I long to stay at home. I feel the pressure to justify it to my working friends, who know faith is at the center of my leadership at […]

What is the Loneliest Bayou in the World? BA-YOU SELF!

OK…so that is a long-running Cajun joke, probably only told in these parts of the world! But with so much happening in the world right now, I do begin to wonder if being lonely, being misunderstood, being ridiculed, being treated without dignity first…I think that must be the worst place to be in this world […]

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

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 […]

Been a Long Week…and It’s Only Tuesday

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 […]

You Say it Best…By Saying Nothing

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 […]

The Language of the Soul: Work, Faith, Love and Anna Karenina

This summer I read the novel, “Anna Karenina,” by Leo Tolstoy.  I had never read the novel previously, and I had no preconceived notions about the plot, the characters, or the emotional turmoil I would experience as I read.  The book evokes so many different emotions, as Tolstoy weaves a political, social and religious tale, […]

Collard Greens and Homemade Pie: Working with Your Husband

Growing up, I witnessed my mother and father owning and operating a hardware store in a small Cajun town.  It could have been any where in a small town in America.  Growing up this way, my siblings and I learned the value of a full days work.  We developed work ethics at a very early […]

Compassion is a Virtue…So is Mercy: Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Workplace

The Gospel of Luke gives us a clear definition of who our neighbor is, and how we are called to love our neighbor, illustrated by Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan.  What a great reminder that our Lord calls us to the path of love through the virtue of compassion and of mercy. Throughout the […]

Leaving On a Jet Plane…When Momma Travels for Work

Like St. Gianna, many of us who work outside of the home occasionally have to travel for work for periods of time. Though this is a time that can be hectic, sad, and stressful, there are some things we can do as Working Catholic moms to help travel periods be less stressful, and keep us […]

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