Mothers in Control: Holy Vacuum Cleaners?

Ah, mothers. Aren’t they great? Always running around serving, Acting like a combination of Martha and Mary. A+ Mums, who are in control, right? Think again. When any one of us, whether a mother or not, refuses to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, we end up acting just…… Continue reading Mothers in Control: Holy Vacuum Cleaners?

Letting Go of Control Meant Mismatched Socks

For me, it was easy to look like a saint on the outside as I mothered nine little people. The trouble was, although I looked like I lived a life of self-denial, losing myself to give life to others, I tended to over control. I depended on my strength to get through the overwhelming chores…… Continue reading Letting Go of Control Meant Mismatched Socks

‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple

Until we stop railing against our powerlessness, we will never be happy. Only the truth sets us free. Only living in the present moment will we find the peace and joy we crave. Yet even once we realize this truth it seems almost impossible to let go and trust in God. For example, every time…… Continue reading ‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple

Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

  All about  ingrained anxiety and growing in trust. Anxiety  makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born, part of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

The Vacuum Cleaner Syndrome

Ah, parents Aren’t we great? Always running around serving, Acting like a combination of Martha and Mary. A+ parents who are in control, right? . Think again. When any one of us, whether  a mother or not, refuses to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, we end up acting…… Continue reading The Vacuum Cleaner Syndrome

Stealing God’s Job

If you asked a typical Catholic, “Are you stealing God’s job?”, they would laugh out loud at such a ridiculous question and emphatically deny it.  I know I did.  Granted, the wording of this question is designed to shock. Yet the question is also meant to provoke self- examination.  After someone asked me this question, I…… Continue reading Stealing God’s Job