Reflections on “La La Land”

   Ron and I saw La La Land.  Fascinating movie.  I really enjoyed it.  So artistically done.  So daring and original.  I loved that.   My big take away was that, while I loved seeing the two main characters be so supportive of each other’s careers as artists, my experience is that motherhood IS my art….

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Christmas Season

    I am so grateful that Christmas is a season and not a day.     I am so grateful that Christmas is about Christ and not about gifts.    I am so grateful that Christmas is about prayer and not about business.     I am so grateful that Christmas is about family….

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A Mother’s Light

    The Gospel says, “You are the light of the world.”  Yes, we should all let our light shine!  The Gospel also says, “No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a bushel basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Mt. 5:25)    The question…

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High School Soccer

It is a joy to watch Jacob on the field as a starting soccer player!  He made a goal in this game!  How short these last 4 years will be.  It is a privilege I savor to be present at these events.  I know I will miss them!

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Family Time

We had such a LOVELY evening as a family–playing games, eating a rich meal, talking, laughing and relaxing.  Nothing is quite so wonderful.  I am struck anew by the fact that each one in this family is literally a GIFT to me.  God gives me gifts, just like I give others wrapped packages.  One of…

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Mothers’ Retreat

   The moms in our area just had a retreat in our home.  2 wonderful priests came and offered Confession and a guided reflection on Scripture.  Then a mom gave her testimony.  Then we had Mass.  I showed a movie I had put together, “My Favorite Thing About My Mom,” according to many of our…

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Gospel of Matthew–Lectio Divina

   This Advent I am beginning to read through the Gospel of Matthew using the format of lectio divina.  Lectio divina is a kind of prayer of Scriptures popularized by St. Theresa of Avila and other Carmelite saints.  The method is to read a small portion of Scripture and silently reflect on it, one verse at a…

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My New Spiritual Goal

    Having just begun Advent, and thus a new liturgical year, I have made a spiritual resolution.  I am choosing to work on being steady.  My emotions can fluctuate a little too fast.  They can go a little too low and a little too high.  So, I resolve to pray for the grace to…

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