Even Our Guinea Pig Had a Household Chore

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our household The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the family as the original cell of society which teaches children all about justice and responsibility. There are countless ways to teach kids about responsibility and one of the best ways is…… Continue reading Even Our Guinea Pig Had a Household Chore

Worth Revisiting: Inspired Thinking

As I mature in my walk with Christ, I have learned not to depend solely on my own logic but to take the time to listen to the Spirit. Divine inspiration always supplies new ideas and solutions, solutions I could never have come up with on my own.    ” Creative thinking may mean simply…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Inspired Thinking

Pope Francis: Reflections on the Life of the Family

On May 13th, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family by reflecting on three phrases: “May I?”, “Thank you”, and “Pardon me”. These simple phrases are difficult to put into practice but “when they are ignored, their absence can cause cracks in the foundation of the family, which can lead to its collapse. If…… Continue reading Pope Francis: Reflections on the Life of the Family

Sacrificed On The Altar of Success

Have you  sacrificed all on the altar of success? Since preschool, society has pushed you to excel, to rise above your peers.  You were groomed for success, to get into the best universities and snatch the most prized careers. Well, it is nice to have confidence, to fulfill your dreams, and have a sense of satisfaction…… Continue reading Sacrificed On The Altar of Success

Small Success Thursday: The Tetter-Totter of Life

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans;  Canada celebrated Thanksgiving six weeks ago. Just this last week, I have discovered a new dynamic between parents and adult children. I have decided to call it the tetter-totter of life because when we are weak, our children are set free to rise up to help,  just as if they…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: The Tetter-Totter of Life

Small Success Thursday: What is Success?

Every Thursday, we stop to recognize all the moments where we’ve allowed ourselves to cooperate with God’s grace, and all the moments we recognize when God’s grace poured forth even without our willing cooperation. As I thought about which  3 small successes I would write about this week , the question arose in my mind,…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: What is Success?