The checkout aisle betrayed me with a kiss.
We had gathered all the items on our list. We had made a successful compromise: no to toys, yes to character band-aids. We had taken our place in line – my three children, my 9-month pregnant belly, and I.
And then the consumerist tempter showed up. Continue reading “My Grocery Store Way of the Cross”
Today’s Laetare Sunday – joy in the midst of Lent. The perfect week to have a baby.
Find the Mass Readings here: Laetare Sunday, March 11, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Laetare Sunday”
The irresistible call of a baby belly: a miracle you can touch.
“I don’t know what it is…” admitted my lab tech (a young, not-so-bad-looking guy), “but some part of me just needs to connect with that part of you.”
Please, try to be more awkward as you stand there with your hand on my belly and a needle shoved in my arm…
“Do you get that a lot?”
Um yeah, usually from the old ladies at the grocery store. They hardly ever ask first. They just stretch out their old wrinkled hands and go for it.
What is it about pregnant ladies and their giant bellies? How is my stomach all of a sudden an acceptable place to put your hands? Continue reading “Why Does Everyone Want to Touch Pregnant Ladies?”
Today’s the 2nd Sunday in Lent
Find the Mass Readings here: 2nd Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Put to the Test”
The brown scapular: what it is, how to wear it, and how I’m very bad at devotions. This post contains amazon affiliate links. If you purchase through the links, I make a small percentage at no extra cost to you.
The Brown Scapular is a devotion that was given to St. Simon Stock by Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in private revelation. It’s a lovely sacramental and devotion in the Catholic Church. But, as with all matters of private revelation, it’s not something that you’re required to believe in.
I thought I’d write up a quick post to share some information about the scapular! Continue reading “What is the Brown Scapular? (and how I’m really bad at it)”
Today’s the 1st Sunday in Lent
Find the Mass Readings here: 1st Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: The Good News”
Today’s the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 11, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Proclaim Your Sinfulness”
Today’s the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 4, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Evangelization”
My husband and I are a CCL-certified NFP (Natural Family Planning) teaching couple. And as such, we like to share a little TMI sometimes…
Hey there, husbands and wives. You should pray before sex.
Hey, Sara. You’re nuts. That’s awkward and weird.
I know. Do it anyway. It changed my (sex) life and it will change yours.
Okay, well… how?
I’ll tell you how. Beware: you might blush. Continue reading “The Prayer That Changed My (Sex) Life”
Today’s the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 28, 2018 Continue reading “#MyMassTakeaway: Authority”