A Jesuit Theological Joke

  I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a University New Testament class. Jesus was walking alongside the Sea of Galilee when he turned to Simon Peter and asked him “Who do you say that I…… Continue reading A Jesuit Theological Joke

Musical Beds

Musical Beds. My husband often lamented that our house should be called the house of musical beds because it seemed everybody changed places so many times, he was never sure who would end up where by the morning. Bedtime in a family of eleven is not an easy mission not if you want to nurture each child…… Continue reading Musical Beds

Camels or Jet Planes?

“We enter into solitude first of all to meet our Lord and to be with Him and Him alone. Our journey through life can be compared to a desert scene. We are all standing in a huge, modern, air-conditioned airport, peering anxiously through the plate glass, waiting for a jet plane to fly us to…… Continue reading Camels or Jet Planes?

A Makeover

My sense of fashion withered while raising nine kids on a hobby farm.  I barely had enough time to make sure my dress was clean and my hair and teeth were brushed before I hustled everyone out the door and made sure they were all well groomed. This changed when my daughters were in their late…… Continue reading A Makeover

What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts?

Michael’s father, a police officer, had given our family free tickets to a large three-ring circus production that the police department was sponsoring. Of course, after a few hours, the flashing lights, loud music, breath-taking suspense, excitement and cotton candy overstimulated all six kids. Rather than playing like they usually did, everyone was hyperactive, yelling…… Continue reading What Does Jesus Do With Ghosts?

Why Did God Make Mothers?

How about a little taste of eight-year-old reasoning to act as a reality check to balance all those manipulative commercials and sentimental Mother’s Day cards flooding the market as we get closer to Mother’s day? A warning. The following true comments are not politically correct. So simply laugh and enjoy these hilarious comments from little…… Continue reading Why Did God Make Mothers?

A Good Irish Wake for A Good Irish Man

Before we moved to our farm, we had lived for ten years on two acres on a short, dead-end road which turned into a country bike lane,  meadows and fields of berries, all near a creek. It was the perfect place for a huge garden, to raise a large family and to foster a sense…… Continue reading A Good Irish Wake for A Good Irish Man

Worth Revisiting: All Dress Shopping Fathers Go To Heaven

As parents with nine kids and  little extra cash, we learned how to depend on Divine Providence to meet out kid’s needs, especially our fashion-conscious teenage girls. I remember scores of tragic-comic dramas as my saintly husband, Michael, shopped with our  six daughters. Since I was at home with a crew of little ones, dad…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: All Dress Shopping Fathers Go To Heaven

Prolife: Using Humour Not Horror

There is a place for shock tactics in the battle to save our unborn children. Yet our society is bombarded by grotesque images of war, starvation and torture; it is almost immune to the most horrific scenes flashing across the media. Sometimes humour, warmth and humanity gets the point across with self-deprecating humour.

“Jesus is Where?, Sweetie”

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! As Daniel waited expectantly for my wise answer, I scrambled to think quickly but truthfully. I was preparing dinner one afternoon, when five-year-old Daniel came running up to me with a serious look on his face. He was always full of energy and mischief but he also had a delightful spirituality…… Continue reading “Jesus is Where?, Sweetie”

Time For a Smile

It is good to laugh at ourselves. Thomas Merton wrote deep insights on contemplation and society but even he says that we often take ourselves too seriously. “I think the chief reason why we have so little joy is that we take ourselves too seriously. Joy can only be real if it is based on truth, and since…… Continue reading Time For a Smile

It Is Time to Smile at Ourselves

Nothing is worse than Christians who takes themselves too seriously. Humour levels our egos and puts everything back into the right perspective. We are invited to live as free as children, filled with the joy of the Lord, which is our strength. A sense of humour is our safe-guard against pride.

Catholic Humour, Eh?

.These Catholic memes are taken from a Pinterest board I help edit called Catholic Fun, run by CatholicMom. Although just a few weeks old, this board already hosts over 150 pins, all of then hilarious and in good taste. Come pop over and share a smile, a giggle or maybe even a loud belly laugh.…… Continue reading Catholic Humour, Eh?

A Good Irish Wake for A Good Irish Man

Everyone else had left the funeral home as Cecil’s family and mine shared another amusing memory and laughed together.  I had broken the ice with the first story but soon everyone spoke up and added their favourite memory of Cecil and the Juneau’s. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a traditional Irish wake. I looked around…… Continue reading A Good Irish Wake for A Good Irish Man

Wednesday Quotables: Christian One Liners To Make You Smile

Starting this Wednesday, I am linking up with Karen at Book Marks By Karen Mesa . Every Wednesday she posts Wednesday Quotables. Come link up with us .   art by J.K. Richards Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews Prideful and people with low self esteem share one thing, both are focused on…… Continue reading Wednesday Quotables: Christian One Liners To Make You Smile