Humorous Highpoint

The girls and I held a dramatic ceremony for the throwing away of our old sponges!  (How bad can sponges get?  Just as US!) We clapped and cheered that new ones have finally been “installed”! Ah, now back to the dishes 🙁

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Pope Francis on Evangelization

   My favorite quote of Pope Francis these days is in answer to the question, How do we evangelize?  His answer:      We need to become “experts in communion,” “witnesses and architects of the ‘plan for unity’ which is the crowning point of human history in God’s design.” In a polarized society, where different…

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This Week’s Rewards

   This week, the girls have no school.  After watching tv and relaxing all weekend, here is their reward system for the rest of the break.    They need some winter clothes and shoes.  So, they are going to earn each item they buy.  They can earn one item (sweater, pair of boots, etc.) by…

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Humanae Vitae

I had the privilege of being on the radio this morning.  Dave Palmer of Guadalupe Radio 910AM interviewed me regarding the current rumors of a pontifical commission re-examining Humanae Vitae in light of Amoris Laetitia.  I have been working on a book on Catholic motherhood for 5 years.  As I am in the final editing…

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Our family time

I love our family prayer times.  Ron got everyone a copy of the liturgy of the hours, and we pray together many nights.  It is such a beautiful time together.  Here we are getting ready. I also love our meal times.  Somehow, everyone is so talkative and giggly.  It is really a blast!  I wish…

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Cross Country

Jacob has had a truly amazing cross country season!  He went from being 25th on the team to 11th!  He cut his time by about three minutes for a 5K.  That is pretty astounding!  We are SOOOO proud of him.

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Annie’s Halloween Party

This year, for the first time ever, we actually celebrated Halloween.  I am more of an All Saints’ gal myself.  But Annie LOVES Halloween.  On a special outing of just the two of us several months ago, her love for Halloween was so strong that I decided to change my course and give her a…

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Today on All Saints Day

     This morning began with Mass.  I took Sebastian and Annie.  Silly me–I was disappointed that I was not able to go alone, missing the quality prayer time I might have had.  But they both asked to come with me, instead of with the older siblings and Dad later in the day.     Annie…

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