Archive For February 27, 2013

Wednesday Whippets – A 7 QT Post

It’s been a busy few weeks around our household, caused largely by Bonita’s musical debut.  As I knew she would, she has enjoyed every moment of rehearsals and performances, though she was a bit thrown at Friday night’s performance.  Much of her singing and dancing is done in the aisle.  Proud Mama thought she had…

Litany of Humility in Song

Last year, a friend shared the Litany of Humility with me.  I bookmarked it on my phone and pray it often.  Two nights ago, @wearethesalt1 shared this video on Twitter, featuring Danielle Rose’s musical version of the Litany – something I hadn’t known existed.  I’m enthralled and had to share. I know that I greatly…

A Valentine’s Post – Meek but not Milquetoast

One of Bishop Coyne’s New Year’s Resolutions was “To be meek but not milquetoast.” It may seem odd that this is the topic for my Valentine’s Day post.  Bishop Coyne probably intended these words to be applied to our spiritual life – our willingness to be obedient to God and to stand up for what we believe in, in…

Pope Benedict’s Resignation

The wind outside my office window is howling, and likewise the winds of change are blowing strong within the Catholic Church. Funny, when I read yesterday’s Gospel (Luke 5:1-11), where Jesus tells Simon (Peter) to put out into the deep and cast his nets, I was thinking about how Christ sometimes calls us to do what seems crazy,…

Bess’ed Mudder?

This afternoon I asked Boo if she wanted to go play at her friend’s house tomorrow.  Her response: Boo: Me? Me: Yes, you. Boo: And Bear? Me: Yes, Bear too. Boo: And Bess’ed Mudder? Me (a little taken aback): Well, you can always bring the Blessed Mother with you. (meaning, in your heart, of course!)…

A Global Ambition Gap?

During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting last Sunday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shared her insights into the “global ambition gap” between men and women. Apparently, only 36% of women in the US identify themselves as “very ambitious.” Ms. Sandberg points toward motherhood as the cause for this lack of ambition. I find that very…

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