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...]

The Lord is Waiting — Sweet Tweets for 9/19/14


Doesn’t it seem like this week flew by? When John sent me these week’s STs, he remarked that it was a fast week. I feel the same way. My past few days have been a blur of commitments, both personal and professional, as we prepare to venture up to Oregon on Sunday to take our [Read More...]

Trusting in Jesus and His Mercy — Sweet Tweets for 9/13/14


If you could please spare a prayer, I am at a family funeral this weekend. As we gather to grieve the loss of a loved one, I am reminded how moments like this are at once filled with sorrow, and with tremendous grace. In the transitions of life, we also experience moments of great potential [Read More...]

A Long Week & Lots of Love — Sweet Tweets for 9/5/14

our lady of sorrows

Why do short weeks sometimes feel sooooo long?! I started off the week with a post about how I was in a bit of a funk. I have to share that I was so very moved by the many kind messages I received from so many of you who wrote to say that you were [Read More...]

The Message of the Cross — Sweet Tweets for 8/29/14


Turning on the news is challenging lately. It seems that at every moment, we are confronted with so much pain and suffering that it becomes impossible to take it all in. How can we begin to fathom the pain of a mother whose son is beheaded (or the nameless dying in urban settings every day)? [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/22/14 – Children of God


I love this week’s lead “sweet tweet” from Pope Francis, which reminds us that we are each “children of God”. What a precious notion – we parents know how much we love and would give our lives for our children. Many of us are sons and daughters of living parents who would do the very [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/15/14 — Assumption, Korea, RIP Robin & More


Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as we watch Pope Francis’ historic visit to Korea and pray for the ongoing strife in the Holy Land and Iraq and Syria. Closer to home, many of us grieved this week with the death of Robin Williams. So many needs, such pain, [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/09/14 – Sharing Our Gifts


Last week, when I was at the Catholic Marketing Network conference, I had the great privilege of signing and giving out the very first galley copies of my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. The process of writing this book has truly changed the way I perceive the world around [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/02/14 — Catholic Marketing Network


Where did the week go? Another seven days on our epic road trip have zipped by. This week finds us in the Midwest — in Schaumburg, in Chicago and now at a lake house in Indiana. This part of the country is so different from New York City. Our time in the heartland is yet [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 7/25/14 — Oppressed by Greed?


We are in New York City this week. When I awoke on Tuesday to the Pope’s tweet, I immediately thought of the glitz and glamour of the city. “The great threat in today’s world is the loneliness of hearts oppressed by greed,” our Holy Father warned. And then yesterday, he followed up with another doozy: [Read More...]