Archives for April 2011

I have to admit, I can’t get enough!

 She was gorgeous, the whole thing was timeless, the music was amazing, the homily was fantastic, I loved this wedding! … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday (pm edition)

Something that made me think?One week away from my due date with our fourth baby, I am reflecting on... natural childbirth. It's a gift and a blessing. I love the preparation required at this pre-labor stage. The way that my mind and body naturally fall into a relaxed and introspective, home-oriented and spiritually open state (otherwise atypical for my temperament!), preparing for the mind-body-spirit unity that I need to birth naturally. And with Good Friday just behind us, I love the way … [Read more...]

Resources for Divine Mercy Sunday and the Beatification

I hope that you are planning to spend some time with your family this weekend celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday and the Beatification of John Paul II. Here are a couple of resources:Free Divine Mercy PrintablesA Cute Book about John Paul II, which also promotes vocations to the religious lifeLive coverage on EWTNGlory Stories on Saint Faustina (children's radio broadcast, we love these for the car)In honor of John Paul II, you and your family might begin to pray the Luminous mysteries of … [Read more...]

Happy Easter!

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter!He is Risen, Alleluia! … [Read more...]

Good Friday

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Good Friday

"Brothers and sisters, let us direct today our gaze toward Christ, a gaze frequently distracted by scattered and passing earthly interests. Let us pause to contemplate his cross. The cross, fount of life and school of justice and peace, is the universal patrimony of pardon and mercy.  It is permanent proof of a self-emptying and infinite love that brought God to become man, vulnerable like us, unto dying crucified."Pope Benedict XVI, Good Friday Via Cruces 2008 … [Read more...]

Thoughts for Thursday, Holy Thursday Edition

What am I cooking? The same meal is on tap here almost every Thursday night-- roast chicken, a vegetable (tonight it's spinach), and potatoes.  It's quick and simple. What are my weekend plans? EASTER!!!  I am blessed to be attending Holy Thursday Mass tonight, while Mr. Red stays home with the kiddos.  He will attend Good Friday Service tomorrow, and we will meet him afterwards for the procession.  We will wake and go to Easter Sunday Mass and then we will spend a quiet Easter Sunday at … [Read more...]

Holy Week Logistics

 The liturgies of this most holy week are so beautiful, and also so long and late for little ones.How do you all balance celebrating Holy Week as a family with little ones? The last few years my husband and I have traded off with one of us going to Holy Thursday and one of us going to Good Friday services and the other putting the kids to bed. And we opt for mass on Easter Sunday morning instead of the Vigil Mass, which is the most beautiful Mass of the year. Does anyone have any … [Read more...]

Bible Study Ideas?

Over the years, I have been in many different Bible study groups, and they have all been great in their own way. I am looking for a Bible study for a small group of women that deals primarily with marriage - we are all married women and mothers, and would like to focus on the vocation of marriage (we just finished a motherhood series). Any ideas would be appreciated! … [Read more...]

Resurrection Rolls

We have loved making these Resurrection Rolls in our house for the past couple of years! They are simple and delicious, and the message really hits home for the kids. I have altered the directions below a little bit - instead of doing this all on Easter morning, I prepare everything from steps 1-4 on Saturday with the kids, and then refrigerate the rolls overnight. Then, in the morning I can pop the rolls into the oven, and we can celebrate Jesus' Resurrection. Either way, it's a fun and easy … [Read more...]