Let Nothing Discourage You–Sweet Tweets for 12/12/14

Our Lady of Guadalupe

This incredibly busy season of the year can feel daunting for all of us. So much to do, so little time! Personally, I feel the pressure of social engagements, gifts to be extended, and the general calendar-filling that accompanies December. To be sure, it is all wonderful stuff. But I feel so very busy. On [Read More...]

Drawing Near to the Poor–Sweet Tweets for 12/05/14


What do you think of when you hear the word “poor”? I was praying about this when I read Pope Francis’ tweet from earlier this week. In it, he challenged me, “the Church is called to draw near to every person, beginning with the poorest and those who suffer.” I was praying about it when [Read More...]

A Still, Silent “Yes”–Sweet Tweets for 11/21/14

still yes

At some point this month, I am going to find or make time to write a long post about my experience of spending five days in the convent with the Daughters of St. Paul in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. I really am. Now that I’ve moved along to a busy catechetical conference in Northern California and [Read More...]

Sowing Dignity–Sweet Tweets for 11/14/15


I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the diversity of our Church, about how her different people make up an amazing part of her complexity and her beauty. This week, I’ve found myself chatting with a young former marine turned security guard in Alabama, a front desk clerk at a Manhattan boutique hotel and [Read More...]

Being Humble Helps–Sweet Tweets for 11/07/14

Being humble

This has been an interesting week. While the rest of the world was watching election returns, I was doing my darnedest to stay off of Amazon to keep from obsessing over one little number that is for me a near occasion of sin. While I should have been praying for the poor souls in purgatory, [Read More...]

Saintly Souls — Sweet Tweets for 11/2/14


Since last week’s Sweet Tweets, I’ve been on the move. From Dallas, to Chicago, to Baltimore, to Morgan Hill in my home state of California. Each of those experiences deserves a blog post of its own. But today, mellowing out to my Matt Maher Pandora channel in front of a quiet fire in anticipation of [Read More...]

#UDMC2014 Dallas Done Right — Sweet Tweets for 10/26/14

With my dear friend Kara Klein (@KaraKleinMusic) at #UDMC2014

As I type this, I’m ensconced in a basement Starbucks in Chicago, still trying to figure out what time it is. My computer says one time, my phone another and my watch (remember those?) a third. Take your pick…  It’s been a busy but amazing week. As I was sitting in the Dallas Fort Worth [Read More...]

Sauvignon Blanc, Synod and Saints — Sweet Tweets for 10/19/14

tochange the world

It’s been a quiet week here on the blog. Last weekend, I had the honor of speaking in the Archdiocese of Portland. Upon my return, I scooped up my dear friend Pat Gohn and headed into “retreat mode”. If you don’t know Pat, you’re missing out. She is a noted podcaster, blogger, speaker and the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 10/11/14 — A Synod and A Soul


As always, I’m grateful to John Clem, O.F.S. for compiling our Sweet Tweets, chock full of information, news from the Synod and a remembrance of Father Benedict Groeschel, who served God so faithfully: Papal Tweet:  “Happy families are essential for the Church and for society. #prayforsynod” (Pope Francis, Oct. 3rd) First woman appointed to a Vatican [Read More...]

Empty Nest, Full Heart — Sweet Tweets for 9/29/14

empty nest

Yes, it’s Monday and I’m just getting around to compiling our Sweet Tweets. Go ahead and call me a slacker… A week ago, we left home in a rented vehicle loaded to the gills with boxes and musical instruments and drove North. The college Sophomore was delivered to his off campus apartment. The boxed furniture [Read More...]