In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine


Pope Francis

In a Vase on Monday: In Memory of Pat

This morning I dedicate my pretty vase and bouquet to my friend Pat, who passed away this past Saturday. She was 83 years old. Hers was a long life of service and dedication - she was a teacher. But not... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Our Common Home – Earth

Today, Pope Francis released his newest encyclical, "Laudato Si" subtitled "On the Care of our Common Home". My goal is to read the whole encyclical and not read any articles summarizing it (positive or negative) before I have a chance... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: The Next Great Adventure

This Saturday, my son will marry his beautiful fiancee. I am so proud of the man he has become. And I am so thankful to have him as my son. He has found an amazing woman to be his wife.... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Holy Thursday

How beautiful it is to stand before the Crucifix, simply to be under the Lord’s gaze, so full of love. ~Pope Francis For many Christians, Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum - the three days leading to... Continue Reading →

Radiant Dawn

Only trust in God can transform doubts into certainty, evil into good, night into radiant dawn. ~ Pope Francis

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