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Lent can be a long stretch of time for some of us. From every corner comes the call to repent — the exhortation to make a full accounting of our sins, to see our messes in the light of day. Some of … more
So, how’s the fasting going? You are not alone if you’re finding that it is a struggle to give up what you gave up. It’s not just a corporal struggle — at least, it’s not supposed to be. … more
Lent begins this week — the spiritual gift of the church that is a season of paring away the things that cloud our souls in order to see more clearly how much God loves us. We enter into the season … more
There has been a palpable shift in my household in the last year. Three boys have gone off into the world, leaving a girl as the eldest at home. Then there are two more boys, then three more girls. … more
The Christmas boxes are all carefully packed and tucked away until late November. Every year, I fight a little anxiety as I pack them away. “If I’m not here next year, will they all know how to … more
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” -- L.M. Montgomery I love this Anne of Green Gables quote. It is nice to awaken to a new day, fresh without any … more
Advent brings with it twinkling lights, candles glowing in rosy shades of purple and pink, children with faces upturned in gleeful anticipation, ribbons and wrapping, and carols and candles. And a … more
The women of the Living Advent team at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly recently sponsored a presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug. The priest, who has taken on Food Network Iron Chef Bobby Flay in … more
My baby turned six last week. Six. She reminds me that it takes two hands to show her age now; the five fingers on one hand are not sufficient. She is my last baby. I know that now. I have spent much … more
“Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” — Elizabeth Stone When one has a little child and … more
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