Category Archives: Freedom

Reminder: Teach Your Children The Beauty Of A Hug. Especially At The Holidays.

With the Christmas season approaching, family get-togethers hold the promise of Christmas cookies, funny stories, and joyful traditions. But they could also be a time when our children hear the wrong message about consent and physical affection. With all of … Continue reading

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The Soul Project Week 7: Grateful For Life

We had our first real taste of fall weather this morning. As I sat snuggling my 9-month-old, savoring the warmth of her little body while the wind whipped outside and the furnace hummed inside, I felt grateful. Grateful for this … Continue reading

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The Soul ProjectWeek 2: Blessed Are They

This week around the dinner table, our family has been discussing the Beatitudes. In Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s book, Feeding Your Family’s Soul: Dinner Table Spirituality, she gives us a list of the Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Sons How To Look At Scantily Clad Women

I don’t want my boys to avert their eyes from a scantily clad woman. I want them to look at her, to delight in her, to show her the great value she possesses by the way they acknowledge her personhood. … Continue reading

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One Hour

“Could you not watch with me for one hour?”  Matthew 26:40 Those words pierce me every time I walk through the chapel door.  Once inside, I can’t get away from them.  They’re right there, underneath the monstrance in our Adoration … Continue reading

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Peeing In The Parking Lot–And Other Languages Of The Body

I wanted to share my latest post over at CatholicMom with you.  Potty training has created a fabulous window of opportunity for discussing the language of the body and the concept of self-mastery with my four-year-old.  Here’s a sample: “Did … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Lent

They’re just church bells.  I hear them every day at their set times.  But this morning, they reached the ears of my heart.  They triggered a perception of Ash Wednesday with such clarity and precision that I was overwhelmed.  Church … Continue reading

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