At the Register: When it comes to building a community . . .

choose, don't drift. … [Read more...]

All done

Baby has come and gone.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your prayers and kind words. They helped so much through all the waiting. God bless you. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Do You Even Deserve a New Year?

A quiz.  The best thing I have written all year. … [Read more...]

Grief, hope, exhaustion, prayer request

I wasn't sure whether to make this public or not, but what the heck. I know you guys are wonderful pray-ers, so if you could spare a quick Hail Mary or a "Jesus, help us" prayer, I would be grateful!Yesterday, I was halfway through a post announcing that I am pregnant with a very much desired baby #10.  Then I started bleeding steadily all day yesterday.  Today, I have just about stopped bleeding.  I went to the lab yesterday, so they could test HCG levels.  They will do another test Wed … [Read more...]

Prepare yourself . . .

for a lot of baleful head shaking over this story from Franciscophobes:  Pope's Sharp Words Make a Wealthy Donor Hesitate.Because when people say, "Francis has made me interested in the Church again, and I'm thinking of going to Mass for the first time in twenty years!" then that's proof that his kind of evangelization is shallow and meaningless.  How do we know they're the real deal?  (After all, when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes, and over 3,000 people were baptized that day, we kn … [Read more...]

Seven Qui–WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF AM I SERIOUSLY THE ONLY ONE WHO REALIZES THERE IS A TRUCK GOING BY WOOF WOOF

lucy and boomer

Well, dog #2 is home with the Fishers.  As I write, Boomer is happy and contented, hasn't ripped anyone's throat out, dashed in front of an oncoming truck, or swallowed the dining room whole.  He is just placidly trundling around the house, mildly observing the kids as they hurl their bodies at him.  He is a one-year-old brindle English Mastiff, and was raised with three little kids and another English Mastiff.  His dog pal was older and died, and that's why he needed a new home: he was just lon … [Read more...]

At the Register: Why busy parents should always go to midnight Mass

And it has nothing to do with "misery loves company!" … [Read more...]


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