Archive For October 26, 2015

Why I’m a Terrible Person and Can’t Boycott the Coffee Shop

I’ve tried. I really have. I tried when I heard that the president of the company said that they supported gay marriage because it was “just part of who we are.” And I tried again when I learned that they have supported Planned Parenthood in the past. But I’ve failed. I’ll admit that part of it is…

Ugly, Squeaky, Humbling: 7 Things I Love About Our Little House

One year ago, my family moved from our ten-year-old, well-maintained, nicely decorated 3600 square foot home, and into a sixty-year-old, poorly maintained, horridly decorated 1800 square foot home. I shared a little of the story here and here. While there are many things I would like to change about this ugly little house, the fact of the…

Weaving the Crown of Thorns

When I think of the crown of thorns, I often think of the man who wove that crown. I think of how those thorns must have pierced his own flesh. His wounds would still have been healing on that third day when Christ rose. When I think of the man who wove the crown of…

Princessified

Well, I knew this blog post novena was not going to be a cakewalk, and that the weekend would be especially difficult. Alas, I missed yesterday, but I’m back on it today. First, since it’s Sunday, a day when we typically meditate on the Glorious Mysteries, I thought I’d share a post from a fellow member…

Seven Quick Takes: 7 Ways to Fit the Rosary In Your Day

In keeping with my blog post novena, I thought I’d use my seven quick takes this week to answer the age-old question: How do you find the time to pray the Rosary everyday? As you’ll see below, I often pray the Rosary while performing other tasks, which may not be the perfect way to do…

The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12) is one of my favorite mysteries of the Rosary. It seems to have endless depths to explore, and I am frequently startled by the realization of some new, previously hidden element. I love to think about Mary’s concern for the bride and groom, and of her intercession on their behalf. As…

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