Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity My daughter had amazing concentration, even as a toddler. All children need free time, even boring times, to discover who they really are, what they are good at and what they enjoy. Our daughter, Grace became the philosopher/ artist she is today partly because I didn’t have time to try to…… Continue reading Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

The Wisdom Of Mothers

Let new light shine insight into the role of mothers. Raising children is definitely not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power and wealth. Exactly how society forms the next generation will directly influence the kind of society that they turn create. Do we want a world…… Continue reading The Wisdom Of Mothers

Prayer Is Never Having To Say Good-bye

 painting: The Communion of Saints Our whispered hello to God and each other is called prayer. I am not just reciting theology when I remind you that there is neither time nor distance when we live and move and breath in the Spirit. When someone dies or moves far away, I don’t have to say…… Continue reading Prayer Is Never Having To Say Good-bye

Sunday Snippets – October 6

 Sunday Snippets – October 6  join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s Place for Sunday Snippets, where we share posts from the previous week. Here are my two posts: Nurturing Your Baby Before Birth https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/nurturing-your-baby-before-birth/ What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts? https://melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/what-does-jesus-do-with-ghosts/

Ball and Chain in Place? Good. Now You Can Play.

REVISE THIS ARTICLE » Childhood should be a time to play in freedom and joy;When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches.When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty’s, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls off the school…… Continue reading Ball and Chain in Place? Good. Now You Can Play.

“What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts?”

David, mischievous, playful but deeply in tune with the Spirit “These guys have big guns and they just point them at a ghost and kaboom, the ghost disappears!” Michael’s father, a police officer, had given our family free tickets to a large three-ring circus production that the police department were sponsoring. Of course after a…… Continue reading “What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts?”

Laughter Turned a Tragedy Into A Comedy

David was gleefully swimming and splashing on his tummy in a pool of oil                   What was my reaction to this overwhelming scene? I leaned against the kitchen wall and slid down till I sat on the floor with my legs sticking straight out. One evening, when…… Continue reading Laughter Turned a Tragedy Into A Comedy