What a week in the world of Catholic women’s blogging. On the one hand, we have this awesome article from Haley Stewart at Carrots for Michaelmas, Things You Don’t Have to Do to Be a Holy Catholic Woman. Brilliant piece, and remarkably, one that an infertile female like myself doesn’t feel excluded by. I’m very […]Read more "Being a Good Catholic Woman"
Apologies for so much silence lately. I actually have several attempted drafts sitting in this account, none of which I feel are good enough to publish. This one isn’t either, but there you go. I’ve decided to share a little snippet from my life this weekend. God told me to make banana bread. Ok, no, […]Read more "Apparently God Likes Banana Bread."
You want a purpose, you want a plan, you want to know you are not forgotten. Maybe that’s not the point.Read more "The Vocation of Un-Belonging"
I’ve decided that today I want to tell you it’s ok if you’re hurting. It’s ok if you’re not doing great. It’s ok if you’re feeling like you can’t handle the cards you’ve been dealt. And it’s ok if you cry. You know why? Because you weren’t designed for this. You weren’t made for […]Read more "You’re not a native"
Today’s Gospel has a very special place in my heart. Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake […]Read more "Whoever gives up children for my sake…"
Everyone who knows me in real life knows I’ve had a life-long obsession with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. My dad still tells the story of how when I was a toddler, I would say, “Daddy, tell me about Ariel,” and he had no idea who she was. (Crazy, right? That’s because this was circa 1989-1990 […]Read more "What Disney’s The Little Mermaid Taught Me About God"
The world promises you comfort, but you weren’t made for comfort. You were made for greatness. -Pope Benedict XVI Last week, a marketer on Twitter assumed I had daughters. Granted, it was a doll company, so it wasn’t the world’s most unreasonable assumption. Still, though, it felt rather uncomfortable. I politely tweeted back that I won’t […]Read more "Dear infertile Catholic, it’s ok to be different"
Sitting in my living room during the Blizzard of 2016 seems as good a time as any to finally write my first blog post of this year. 2015 was the year of dreams. In just 12 months, by the grace of God, I accomplished all this: I did the Whole 30 twice and lost 27 pounds […]Read more "When your path isn’t His path"
Any day you get to sing “Hail Holy Queen” at Mass is like, the best day ever. I mean, maybe it’s because of Sister Act, but singing “Salve, Salve, Salve Regina” at the top of my lungs in church is just… exhilarating. But it was more than the music at today’s Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral […]Read more "For Nothing is Impossible with God"
This year, James and I hosted our first Thanksgiving. My parents and sister came to our house, and everything was wonderful. We have so much to be thankful for: each other, our continued “newlywed” status (almost 3 years in), our home, our parents and siblings, our trip to England this year, and my new job, […]Read more "A Light in the Darkness"