Worth Revisiting: A God Led Life of Joy

Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed  to anything I could have imagined as a teenager. Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined. At sixteen, I was still an avid reader, who loved school.   As  expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English Literature. By 23,…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A God Led Life of Joy

Worth Revisiting: The Desert in My Heart

I have lingered in my own, inner desert Clinging to dried up habits. This dry soil has been my home. I saw little growth or change. Yet I yearned for the rain of Mercy To soak the hard crust of fear, To awaken my writers soul. The seeds of thought germinate. Assimilated emotions, reflections, Connected quotes…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Desert in My Heart

I Welcome Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul

I accepted a writing challenge to write the first words that came to mind when I read. . . . . home –  welcome . . . soil – garden . . . rain – growth Use those words in the title of your post. Welcome  Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul I have lingered…… Continue reading I Welcome Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul

7 QT Friday- When Goodwill is Not Enough

When I started writing columns about my life as a mother of a large family, I was not ready for the backlash that came not from secular society ( I had experienced that my whole married life) but from other committed Catholics. Perhaps some angry comments come from people who feel guilty for preventing pregnancies…… Continue reading 7 QT Friday- When Goodwill is Not Enough

A Heart-Felt Thank-you

A heart-felt thank-you because  of your support and warm encouragement, blogging opened the doors to the world of writing for me. Actually I can hardly believe that I feel free enough today to stand up and boldly yell, ” I love writing and I want to help others start writing by encouraging them to blog.” It…… Continue reading A Heart-Felt Thank-you

Small Success Thursday: Learning to Writing for Different Venues

Sharing my three (or more…or less) small successes from this week. Okay, since I have bared my miserable soul here, talked about deep, profound insights, changes and inner healing, this week, I am simply going to brag about joyful, unexpected success in writing in three  completely different venues. God is teaching me how to present truth…… Continue reading Small Success Thursday: Learning to Writing for Different Venues

My Vocation is Evolving

    When I was upset and panicking as I worried whether I was pregnant with my Fifth child or not, a wave of peace came over me and I heard a gentle whisper within : Thus began an unexpected life where I discovered fulfilment and joy mothering nine children on a hobby farm. My children…… Continue reading My Vocation is Evolving

Heavenly Values: Sunday Snippets:

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. A week ago Friday, my spiritual director causally mentioned that now my writing online would be blessed, that it would flourish.  My first submission this week is what unfolded in a matter of…… Continue reading Heavenly Values: Sunday Snippets:

7QT Fridays: God Opens Doors

This week, God dramatically demonstrated that He is in charge, that everything happens according to His perfect planning and timing. My spiritual director causally mentioned that now my writing online would be blessed, that it would flourish.  Two days later, after leaving a comment on Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner, Kim e-mailed me . She is…… Continue reading 7QT Fridays: God Opens Doors

Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

 I am joining  Jenny at  Suscipio  for Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA} I am Thankful for  a holiday with all nine kids, five kids-in-law or engaged-in-laws, two grandchildren and two unborn grandchildren. Every year we spend a week at my husband’s GRANDMOTHER’s cottage, a woman who is 100 this year!  I am now Administrator  Association of Catholic Women…… Continue reading Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

7QT Friday: Author and Journalist?

7 Quick Takes Friday, “What day is it again?” edition This week has changed me. God has blessed me through other writers and authors by promoting and encouraging my writing and by finally setting me on the right track for the book I am to write. All of a sudden something clicked inside of me. It…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: Author and Journalist?

Thank-you

It has been barely a year since I began writing again, after a 33 year sabbatical. Yes, you did read that correctly, it has not been weeks or months but 30+ years since I wrote more than mummy drivel or edited high school and university essays. It took a few months of interacting with other…… Continue reading Thank-you

The Joy Of Mothering Welcomes You To 1 Billion Happy Love Stories (picture http://www.aholyexperience.com/)

The Joy Of Mothering Welcomes You To 1 Billion Happy Love Stories Where happy stories are abundant as thankful hugs and smiles that are recorded forever! Come tell your story now! Click on www.1billionlovestories.com then register or login, pay for your story, tell your story and select us in support of our Mission Statement. To visit Our…… Continue reading The Joy Of Mothering Welcomes You To 1 Billion Happy Love Stories (picture http://www.aholyexperience.com/)

The Desert in My Heart

I have lingered in my own, inner desert Clinging to dried up habits. This dry soil has been my home. I saw little growth or change. Yet I yearned for the rain of Mercy To soak the hard crust of fear, To awaken my writers soul. The seeds of thought germinate. Assimilated emotions, reflections, Connected quotes…… Continue reading The Desert in My Heart

7 Quick Takes Friday

 My prayers are with Jen- sounds frightening. May the Lord  fill her room with angels and the  beautiful scent of heaven and surround her in a cloud of peace and gentle joy as she rests. I too received an E-reader from one of my daughters for Christmas. I never thought I could ever read on…… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday

Moments of Grace by the Woodstove

  Credit: treehugger.com our wood stove warms the study Yep, even though it is bitterly cold outside, my heart is burning with fervor and my thoughts are leaping for joy. At 57, I am in the springtime of a new life. It doesn’t matter that it is freezing outside because inside I am coming back…… Continue reading Moments of Grace by the Woodstove

Advent Interruptions

                                                                                                       encounter the divine in the…… Continue reading Advent Interruptions

7 Quick Takes Friday

It seems every week that God is setting me free a bit more.  Now while I write,  I sense the Holy Spirit. Writers in past centuries called this the Muse.  Christians know that this is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Writing is joyful, uplifting and effortless.   Suddenly an idea springs into my mind. So many thoughts…… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday