#SmallSuccess Thursday: Party Girl

Small Success Thursday

This week has felt a lot like whiplash. Hole myself up in the office by day, typing word after word of somewhat deep, tell-all prose for my next book manuscript. Turn down the lights. Enjoy the flicker of a candle and the silence. And then shut down in the evening and go to what seems [Read More...]

Small Success Thursday: Words

Small Success Thursday

Over at CatholicMom.com, Sherry Antonetti has a fantastic “First Week of Advent” post up for Small Success Thursday. Her post made me want to write about the fact that my Advent wreath is up and that I’ve made time each morning this week for my Advent morning prayer, but I’m in a bit of a [Read More...]

Verbum Plus Libraries Take Great Resource to the Next Level

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Note: I received a review copy of the Logos Verbum software but am not being compensated for this review. LMH Just in time for the start of the new liturgical year comes a big announcement from the team at Logos Verbum software, home of the powerful suite of scripture and Church teaching tools: Video Link [Read More...]

A Weekend Retreat with Our Lady at Notre Dame

Lisa at Notre Dame's Grotto

Sorry for the blog silence for the last few days. I was on a much-needed getaway with my amazing husband to our alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. It’s been a few years since we’ve been back to campus for a football game and the first time I can remember in years that we [Read More...]

Small Success Thursday: Attitude of Gratitude

Small Success Thursday

Thursday is really one of my favorite days. In my life, “weekend” doesn’t really exist since I’m married to an ER doctor. “Saturday” is whatever day he has off, even if it’s Tuesday. But Thursday is different this year. Along with my early wakeup call to join my friends at the Son Rise Morning Show [Read More...]

From the “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” Files: Motorcyle Taxi Ban in Liberia

I would totally ride on one of these!

From a friend who was on my Rwanda trip with me comes this BBC link, sharing the news that Liberia has banned motorcycle taxis in the capital city of Monrovia: Police set up roadblocks at key intersections to enforce the ban after accusing the bikers of riding recklessly and causing accidents. The privately owned motorcycle [Read More...]

Instagram Exemplars: Who the Vatican Follows

News.va Instagram Account

The News.va Instagram account has quickly become one of my favorites to follow. I’m not sure who’s behind the camera, but they have quite and eye. A recent great example was this shot of Pope Benedict receiving the statue of Our Lady of Fatima: Wow! So I was perusing the Vatican account and took note of [Read More...]

Don’t Be a Google Ad… Or Do…

Shared Endorsements on Google

Plenty of my fellow blog readers enjoy using Google products and Google Plus, so I thought I’d share the warning that is making its way around the Internet about Google’s latest policy change to use our likeness in “shared endorsements”. This means that when you — as a Google user — +1 anything (the equivalent [Read More...]

Register for CNMC Boston before It’s Too Late!

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Every year, one of my favorite conferences to attend is the Catholic New Media Conference sponsored by SQPN, the Star Quest Production Network. If you’re reading this blog, then you are a part of the effort to use New Media in the New Evangelization, which means you belong at the CNMC! But you need to [Read More...]

Phone Conversion: A Glimmer of a Convert’s Path

My first photo with my new phone... sharing because it's pretty!

I was born into a Catholic family and raised in a home where being Catholic was as much a part of my DNA as being Irish. Although I’ve had my moments of being spiritually lackadaisical, I’ve been Catholic all my life. And even though I’m married to a convert, I never really had a solid [Read More...]