Life’s Pilgrimage

Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to write here but mostly because the kids and I have been prepping for a Traditional Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico City. We leave in the wee hours of the feast of the Immaculate Conception (aka tomorrow) with our FSSP Pastor and a bunch of other…

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1st Sunday of Advent

“Brethren, knowing that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. The night is passed, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as…

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Worthy of Wearing

If you were with me on Instagram back in January, you remember the 30 day dress challenge Avila and I did together. It was a way to step out of our comfort zone and see if and how changing how we dressed affected our inner experience of being a woman (her young…me old lol). And…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day of giving thanks. We woke early, went to Mass, stopped by the cemetery to gift Michael some new flowers, and headed back home to brunch it and finish up the rest of the Thanksgiving day food preparations. It’s just the kids and I today (their request)…we usually spent…

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Giving Thanks…for the oddest things

In the moments after Michael died I remember laying in bed next to his body and, while my heart was breaking in two, I remember thinking that someday I would praise God for our sufferings and his death. If not in this life, then in the next. For I knew His ways are not my…

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Welcome!

Welcome, dear friends new and old! My little corner of the internet is finally up and running! My little space to let my fingers pour out what is skimming my heart. And I usually only share the skimming stuff because the underneath is reserved for my memoirs to the Lord but that’s OK. Because we…

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Being made a partaker

“Brethren, we cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom and understanding, that you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened will…

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Dialogue with God

{repost from 10/2021} “And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Eph 6:10-17 Epistle, 21st Sunday after Pentecost Today is one of those days where I could write volumes. Where the lows of earth and the heights of heaven collide to form a…

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All Saints

{repost from 11/1/2021} From tots and ham to solemnities. All Saints. Thanking God for those who have gone before, who now worship at His throne. Celebrating *all* the saints today, those we know and those we don’t. I don’t have much to say today. We went to Mass, stopped to pick up some flowers to…

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Joan Up!

{repost from 10/2021} On Wednesday we spent the day at the pumpkin patch. Dude, I think the last time we were there was when Lourdes was a baby, so we were long overdue for pumpkin patching. But in light of my last couple posts (save the one about the book study) I wanted to take…

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