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 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

Nurturing Your Baby Before Birth

An unborn child hears and reacts emotionally not only to his mother but also to the people and activity around him. Prenatal babies have personalities before they are born. As any mother can tell you some babies move around energetically both in and out of the womb, while other infants are physically passive. Some infants…… Continue reading Nurturing Your Baby Before Birth

The Common Sense Approach To Childbirth

  My Doctor celebrated each birth with joy. “Good. The head nurse is on coffee break .”  Our family doctor and my obstetrician, had warned us to come into town immediately with my first labour pains. My eighth child was going to come quickly . Dr. H met me outside the hospital, helped me out…… Continue reading The Common Sense Approach To Childbirth