Archive for February 2015

How is your Lent going?

How is your Lent going?  I know it’s only a week in, but I’m asking for a friend. Not really.  I’m asking for me because mine got off to a rocky start and I’m hoping I’m not the only one. On the night before Ash Wednesday, I packed my lunch and my daughter’s.  As I... Read more »

50 things to know about Fifty Shades of Grey

Here’s a video listing 50 things to know about Fifty Shades of Grey: I didn’t read the book.  I kind of went back and forth about that.  I think my problem with it was the “happy ending.”  There seems to be a mindset with some women who are in abusive relationships that “my love” will change... Read more »

I auditioned for Listen to Your Mother

About a month ago I wrote an essay and submitted it.  Last weekend, I auditioned for Listen to Your Mother. I was very excited because I had never done anything like it before.  To be honest, the audition was a kick and I’m happy I did it.  Unfortunately, I got the email that said, “we... Read more »
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My fear of flying

At the end of this month, I will be going to New York with my daughter for nine days!  My daughter is friends with a family that she used to babysit for here in Chicago.  When they moved to New York last summer, they invited her to come stay with them.  It was a “working... Read more »

Today is the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Today, February 8, is the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.  This day was picked to coincide with the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita who suffered horrific treatment by her kidnappers. It is hard to imagine in this time in history that human beings would be treated in this way.  An... Read more »

What are you doing for Lent?

What are you doing for Lent?  Will you give up chocolate?  Will you give up wine (or whine)?  Will you remember to not eat meat on Fridays?  Will you read that classic Catholic book you’ve been promising yourself that you would read for years? Or will you have the best Lent ever? I’m not sure... Read more »
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The Problem of Evil

Many Christians (and non-Christians) find the hardest part of believing to be the problem of evil.  Whenever terrible things happen to people, there is always that lingering question of, “Why me?” Last year, 2014, was a figurative hell for many people that I know.  This past January hasn’t been too good either.  Since things have... Read more »