Cultivating Trust as Caregivers

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6   Last night, I had a vivid dream. I awoke from a deep slumber, grabbed my cell phone—always bedside for those “just in case”… Continue Reading Cultivating Trust as Caregivers

Sight & Sound Theatres: JESUS Brings the Gospel to Life

Several months ago, I had the opportunity to interview Katie Miller and hear about how Sight & Sound Theatres, a theater company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is touching hearts and souls through musical productions based upon the greatest stories from the Bible. As Corporate Communications Manager and a member of the founding family of Sight &… Continue Reading Sight & Sound Theatres: JESUS Brings the Gospel to Life

Acknowledging Our “Yes” to God as Caregivers

It happened in the blink of an eye… or at least that’s how it felt. One moment, I was her eldest daughter and the next I was one of Mom’s battalion of caregivers. In reality, I probably should have been better prepared. When Mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years ago, I read up… Continue Reading Acknowledging Our “Yes” to God as Caregivers

Are Our Kids Lost?

“We respect your belief, Mom and Dad, but we’ve decided to live together.” “I don’t need to go to Mass. I have my own way of praying.” “I’m not even sure I believe in God anymore, Dad.” OUCH! What’s a Catholic parent (or grandparent) to do when the lack of a mature faith in their… Continue Reading Are Our Kids Lost?

Call Me Catholic – The Pilgrim’s Way

“If the bus gets a flat, The café has a rat, Remember YOU’RE A PILGRIM” My husband Jim and I recently returned from a pilgrimage to Poland.  Yup, there are some very holy places to visit in this small mighty Catholic country and I’m going to get to those specifics in my next blog.  But first, let’s… Continue Reading Call Me Catholic – The Pilgrim’s Way


Call Me Catholic – When a Kiss is Not Just a Kiss

Are you ever slightly flummoxed by the proper execution of the kiss of peace during Mass?  I am. We kneel, stand, sit, respond and sing in conformity with the rest of the congregation during the liturgy, but when it comes to the kiss of peace, individual style and expression flourish. What ensues is often an awkward… Continue Reading Call Me Catholic – When a Kiss is Not Just a Kiss

Call Me Catholic: Lessons from the Moon

When Frank Sinatra recorded “Fly Me to the Moon” in l964, he was singing metaphorically, of course.   “Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me see what life is like On Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my hand In other words, baby, kiss me.”   He… Continue Reading Call Me Catholic: Lessons from the Moon

The Lenten Attraction

Lent is a great time to be Catholic.  Other faith traditions may steal our thunder at Christmas and Easter, but the media flock to Catholic churches when it wants to cover this ancient season of mortification.    Even closet Catholics line up to receive their ashes and for one day walk about this material world with… Continue Reading The Lenten Attraction

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Staying Silent No More

As the realization of getting older sinks in and with Lent fast approaching, I feel compelled to take a quick inventory of my life this past year.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt the urgency of days zooming by, the agony of praying and waiting for the Lord to step in and help… Continue Reading Staying Silent No More

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Visiting the South: The Catholic Senior Traveler

The Southern part of the United States is typically thought of as the Bible Belt and not always Catholic-Friendly. However, the South is well-known for its hospitality and cuisine, and there are a fair number of wonderful Catholic shrines tucked away in many of these cities. You, as a Catholic Senior, just might want to… Continue Reading Visiting the South: The Catholic Senior Traveler