sewing

I LOVE my sewing classes! Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em! I love quilting and the memory of my old quilting days.  Quilting is how I discerned that I did not have a vocation to be a nun.  I loved quilting and pie-baking so much, and it was on those two bases that I did…

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an impossible and great life

     My life is just impossible! We started homeschooling yesterday.  It is perfectly impossible to get everything done!  Parenting and formation (spiritual, psychological, emotional), 4 children’s schoolwork with a wild and very loud toddler in tow; laundry, 3 meals and snacks, phone calls and emails, and (my least favorite) bills.  Oh my goodness!  I…

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Plato’s Philosophy of Art

     I just do not agree with Plato’s philosophy of art.      Plato says that, just as nature is a reflection of the Forms, art is a reflection of nature.  So art is twice removed from the Forms.      To me, art is like a highway to what is transcendently real.  I…

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Contemplating today. . .

. . . the mystery that a God who is completely unknowable to human beings chose to be known anyway.  And when He chose to be known, He did so:1) in flesh2) in darkness3) in death4) in being a servant The best way of finding God, then, is through our weaknesses, deaths, and in becoming…

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bottom out

     This is the week that I bottomed out.  I have been supporting Ron, his work, his relationship with his family, his emotional well being and the general flourishing of his life.  It has been an intense effort and priority over these past several years, and especially this summer.     This past week was…

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practicing and preaching

      Our whole family is on its way to Milwaulkee so that Ron and I can present A New Way to Love for Catholic Couples to the conference the Bishops have chosen to launch the marriage initiative of the USCCB.      The astounding thing to me is that yesterday, Ron’s only day home…

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