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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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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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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Widow things

{repost from 10/2021} Let’s talk widow things. As a Catholic, there is much black and white. But as a widow, it’s pretty much all gray. Other than moralities (that apply to all states of life), very little has a right and wrong when it comes to widowhood. And I want to break the taboos of…

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Raising Catholic daughters

{repost from 11/2021} This time last year Avila was lamenting about all the things “I was making her do…” Pray the Rosary. Go to Mass more than once a week. Wear a veil. Try to find Catholic friends (in addition to her other friends that we both still love). I hadn’t brought up the dress…

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On widows

{repost from 9/2021} Let me tell you a bit about widows. It’s a group of people I never gave much thought to. Maybe I never let myself. Whatever the reason not only am I one now but I see them in a whole new light. As a widow, it’s easy to feel broken. Damaged. Like…

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On needing people

{repost from 8/2021} So, I am alone however I do very little on my own. And having a tribe around me has been a great means of growth in healing, discerning, and forging through this journey of life. I just got off a call with my (Catholic) therapist, right before my Mexico City pilgrimage zoom…

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Watch Out World!

{repost from 7/2021} In chatting with a few people lately I’ve heard the same response, “you seem different. Lighter. Happier.” And it’s true. Whether it’s origin is sun, hope, dance parties, respite, or grace, an infusion of excitement has been poured upon my mind and heart. A cloud has been lifted. I’m not naive enough…

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JOMO

{repost from 7/2021} In the middle of my ultra-running days we had a phrase we loved throw around. FOMO. (fear of missing out) When a group of us went to go run 20 or 30 or 50 miles somewhere (usually involving mountains and coffee and seriously fun girl time) the person or people back home…

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