Tag Archives: Love

Exalting The Cross: A Letter To My Miscarried Baby

Dear Julian, On this day, your due date when I thought I would surely be holding you, I instead find myself holding a cross.  A cross of pain and sadness to be sure, but also, I’ve come to realize, a … Continue reading

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Holding On To The High Chair: What Our Stashed and Stored Baby Items Reveal About Hope and Trust

  I’ve reached an age where many of my peers are letting go of their baby items.  Whether it’s a huge garage sale, advertising items for sale on social media, or giving away items to others who can use them, … Continue reading

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Maintaining The Integrity Of Our God-Given Sex: Why It Matters

In my latest post over at CatholicMom, I explore the roots and meaning of our masculinity and femininity through the eyes of St. John Paul II and his great work, The Theology of the Body.   We all crave love. A … 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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TOB for TOTS: A Retreat

“The ‘affirmation of the person’ is nothing other than welcoming the gift, which, through reciprocity, creates the communion of persons.” Theology of the Body 15:4 How do we convince our children that they are a gift?  How do we assure … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves And Works of Mercy

  Fall leaves grace our nature table.  The seasons are changing, and so is my family.  My youngest children delight in placing their pine cones just so into their basket.  My 6-year-old pauses to touch the pretty leaves and sings … Continue reading

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Caring For Little Body Parts: It’s How We Care For The Soul

She was nice about it.  She talked to my son with a smile on her face as she patiently showed him how to brush his teeth more thoroughly.  “In fact, why don’t I give you a little timer, so you … Continue reading

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