Taking Advantage of the Little Moments: Finding Time to Pray

If you have ever tried to create a prayer life when you have little ones underfoot you know that it can be nearly impossible on some days. St. Teresa of Avila once said that God moves among the pots and pans… and many years ago I adopted the idea of offering the things I do through the day as a prayer to God. While I … Continue reading Taking Advantage of the Little Moments: Finding Time to Pray

What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

It used to be that I planned our meals with great precision every two weeks. I fell away from that practice as life went out of control for a while. While I still cook each night, it seems lately it’s a mad rush at the last minute to figure out what in the heck we are going to eat. When you have 13 people living … Continue reading What’s Cooking at our House: Volume 1

The Other Side of the Badge

I was sitting in my room, folding clothes, when Caroline came and asked me a question. “Mama,” she started, “is Daddy going to die?” Her questioned startled me. “I don’t think so. Why do you ask that?” I responded. She looked at me and said quietly, “Because he’s a policeman and bad guys want to kill him.” I didn’t know what to say. We have … Continue reading The Other Side of the Badge