Trying To Love

I do not want to die only to discover I was playing society’s ever-changing games and was so caught up in myself that I forgot why I am on earth. I have been called to love, to even lay down my life for others. I usually fail because it is impossible to love effectively without…… Continue reading Trying To Love

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?

“Just” a Mom

My first interview with one the authors of Love Rebel: Rediscovering Motherhood is Bonnie Way. Like two other authors, she lives in the province of British Columbia in Canada. . In the short biography in Love Rebel we learn Bonnie Way has a B.A. in English (2006) and in Writing (2014). She and her husband…… Continue reading “Just” a Mom

Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

Originally posted on Just East Of Crazy Land:
?? I am so excited to announce that my first book, with four other awesome women writers, is about to be published! This beautiful labour of love (sorry for the birthing pun!) started with a spark of friendship that caught fire a few summers ago, when my…

Worth Revisiting: If I Am the Heart of the Family, Why Was I Not Missed?

I have always heard the mother is the heart of the family, especially a stay at home mother with a crew of kids, who also helps with a hobby farm. So why was I not missed when I spent hours locked in the chicken coop? You must first understand that even if this was a subconscious…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: If I Am the Heart of the Family, Why Was I Not Missed?

Coming Soon- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

I am part of an upcoming anthology of five other Catholic mums due to come out in about a month. All the women are great writers, each writing from a completely different perspective. Roberta Cottam is the creator and editor for this project. It started out as a project for a class but with her…… Continue reading Coming Soon- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

St. Thérèse: My Soul Mate

In her short life – she was only twenty-four when she died – St. Thérèse of Lisieux discovered profound truths, truths that I have stumbled on as well. Thérèse is my soul mate, perhaps the soul mate of many mothers. “Everything is a grace. Everything is the direct effect of our Father’s love – difficulties, contradictions,…… Continue reading St. Thérèse: My Soul Mate