Mother Teresa on Smiling

Mother Teresa’s canonization is just over one week away!  Here’s a favorite quote of mine because it’s a quick way to make a big difference in the world — and anybody can do it!  Short but sweet!  Let’s get smiling, people! “We can never know how much  good a simple smile can do.” ~Mother Teresa~ […]


Mother Teresa On Emptiness

We are about three weeks away from Mother Teresa’s canonization!  I love this woman so much, and I really can’t wait! Over the next few Fridays, I am going to post a few simple quotes of hers, because they really are worth contemplating.   I won’t try to add to it — her words will […]

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Surviving Houseguests

I recently survived 6 days of guests at my house!  If you’re thinking, “Um, I fail to see the difficulty in that feat”  — then you’re most likely an extrovert and you are going to want to read this to gain perspective on your poor, introverted friends.  If you are an introvert — well, you get it already, […]

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Whole 30 And Dying…

I don’t know what it is, but I feel like writing a post about food is kind of superficial– Why is that?  Is it a Catholic thing? A mom thing?– I don’t know.   But just because some people might focus too much on their bodies,  it doesn’t mean that we have to go to the other extreme and […]

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Facing Our Fears

There have been a lot of really tragic events in the news lately, and it’s enough to make me want to stock up on canned goods and build a bunker — a place where everybody I love would live in relative peace, away from the rest of the world.  Does anybody else feel that way? But the […]


Making Time for Prayer

Why should I make time for prayer? It’s a worthwhile question to ask yourself.  I mean, we can try to do this day on our own –we can try to be patient and kind when faced with those moments we want to scream and yell –we can try to hit that never-ending “to do” list–or make that difficult decision […]


Mother Teresa: Why Beauty Matters

You may know this already, but Mother Teresa is being canonized in Rome this September.  Granted, it’s one of those “um, yeah, we all knew she’s a Saint” kind of canonizations, but it’s still a really important moment in the Church. I mean, if this little old nun who literally picked dying people off the streets of India, removed […]