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Great Spangled Fritillary

Square in September

I am participating in BeckyB's floral photo challenge "Square in September" this weekend.   This morning I discovered the first aster of the season blooming in my garden.

Needing Some Assistance – Please Answer my Polls

  When I started this blog almost three years ago, it was so I could learn about wordpress blogging for my job. Little did I know, I would enjoy it so much. At first, I thought my blog would be... Continue Reading →

Catholic Conference For Moms

A free online conference for Catholic Moms.

A Joyful Life

Catholic Conference for Moms: March 6 to 9, 2015


A free, online conference for Catholic moms will be held  March 6 to March 9 at Not only is it free, but it is available on computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Unlike other online seminars where the presentation is running live and you have to tune in at a certain time, these video presentations have been prepared far in advance. Organizer, Tami Kiser, gives the reason for this: “For most of us busy moms, it’s very hard to predict when we are going to have a chunk of time during the day to listen to a presentation. This online conference is different—for any given day of the conference, moms can pull up any of the presentations available that day at any time. She can even listen to part of the talk now and finish it later. With all…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Having a Little Girl in Your Life

Yesterday, I posted about being thankful for little girls. The following is the link to one of my first blog posts. I have to say that I revisit this post regularly and it is still so true. Enjoy!


  • When she walks into the room singing, you spontaneously join her no matter what the song is.
  • Unicorns I love them, unicorns I love them.... Unicorns I love them, unicorns I love them….

    • Without thinking, you pull out your best Michael Jackson impersonation whenever she plays her favorite CD.


    •  She keeps you honest.Untitled
    •  You come back to your computer and discover a charming drawing.

    The  Princess Scene

    • When you are down and feeling blue, the moment she enters the room and greets you, your day is suddenly brighter.


    •  The percentage rate of your tendency to smile and laugh goes up 200% (estimation).

    Introducing the graph

    • You can never take yourself too seriously.


    • You randomly receive cards that contain hearts and flowers, and the color pink, and the word “love” on a regular basis.


    • When you work out on the Wii, you have a special personal trainer who cheers you on.


    • A daily hug from a little girl releases tension and has…

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    Be Still My Soul

    This morning my daughter played this on the piano. I was moved to find the lyrics and a peaceful picture and post it on my other blog. I have never read the whole poem before.
    Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
    His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

    A Joyful Life


    Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
    Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
    Leave to thy God to order and provide;
    In every change, He faithful will remain.
    Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend
    Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

    Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
    To guide the future, as He has the past.
    Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
    Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
    His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

    Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
    And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
    Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
    Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
    Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
    From His own fullness all He…

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