Angels All Around Us

Growing up, if we couldn’t find something and we KNEW we had put it in its place, my mom would tell us that…

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Cold Food, Warm Soul

Starving, I finally sat at the dinner table with the three kids. My husband not home from work yet. My sleepy 18-month-old nursing….

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Upgrade to Jesus

It’s back-to-school and Cyber-Monday, but it’s also the first Monday of Advent and St. Andrew’s Day. Before becoming Jesus’ disciple, St. Andrew followed…

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After birth after life

–I have only told a few people what happened to me after S’s birth at home last June. Labor was a fast 3…

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Why I need Religion

–Between diaper changes and building legos, I’ve tried to explore questions about religion: how did it begin? is it necessary? where would the…

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Like the Virgin Mary

–I rocked my baby to sleep on Christmas Night, walking around my darkened room, humming to him, and feeling his soft body relaxing…

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Letter to my Daughter

–Dear Y, If you are reading this, it’s because you’ve had a baby. There are so many emotions from the moment you see your baby…

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What is Heaven?

— A friend unexpectedly lost her 9 year-old daughter. She put her to bed one night, and the next morning she was no…

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Flu While Pregnant

—It happened, I got the frickin’ flu! I’m on day six and can finally drag myself out of bed without feeling dizzy. I…

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Forty and Pregnant

I was 23 when we got married and thought that by forty I’d have kids in their late teens. Instead, we battled through…

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