Prayer Life

Resolve to Improve Your Prayer Life in 2019

Another year gone by and you are hoping to energize 2019 with some great resolutions!  But wait, most people statistically abandon those resolutions within the first two weeks of January.  So what is going on?  Are we putting too many unrealistic expectations on ourselves or do we just lack the focus to get them done?… Continue Reading Resolve to Improve Your Prayer Life in 2019

Managing the Holidays

Mother Teresa famously said, “If you’re too busy to pray, you’re too busy.” Gulp. Is this you? Is this me? In this day and age, “life is just so busy” is far too often the standard response from our friends and loved ones when asked, “How are you?” Obligations with family, work, friendships and holiday… Continue Reading Managing the Holidays

"Instant Family" starring Mark Wahlberg

Movies – Instant Family

One of the most heartbreaking problems in American society is the number of children and teenagers in the foster care system. According to the advocacy group Children’s Rights (, there are nearly 438,000 children in foster care in the US on any given day, with over 687,000 kids having spent time in US foster care… Continue Reading Movies – Instant Family

Lisa Huetteman

Spotlight: Lisa Huetteman and By Your Life

A few months ago I stumbled upon a LinkedIn group called “Catholic Networkers”.  I was interested in seeing what others in the Catholic community were up to and if they had a service that might benefit Catholic Seniors that I would be able to share on the site.  As I randomly clicked on the names… Continue Reading Spotlight: Lisa Huetteman and By Your Life

Night School

Movie Review: Night School

The state of comedy films these days is pretty dire, with only “Crazy Rich Asians” having reached the blockbuster status of earning more than $100 million this year and “Girls Trip” and the “Jumanji” reboot being the only comedies to do so last year. The biggest part of the problem has been R-rated comedies, which… Continue Reading Movie Review: Night School

Living Will

That ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation.

by Judith Graham   “Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. Williams-Murphy looked at the sheet bearing the signature of the unconscious 78-year-old man, who’d been rushed from a nursing home to the emergency room. “Do everything possible,” it read, with a check approving… Continue Reading That ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation.