How To Save A Life: Suicide Prevention Day, 2018

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:¬†https://afsp.org/ Grieving Suicide Grieving my 47-year-old aunt Jeannine's suicide has been different than any other grief I have experienced in my time on this earth. It is heavy, it is dark, it is slow, it is hard. She left so many things behind. … Continue reading How To Save A Life: Suicide Prevention Day, 2018

When Advent Doesn’t Go As Planned

Advent Interrupted You guys, Advent was going to be so much fun! I was excited, and wrote this Very Catholic Mom Post about all the cool Advent family traditions we were going to start this year. Now, before I write any further, I still am very excited for these traditions we (attempted) to start. They … Continue reading When Advent Doesn’t Go As Planned

Why I Believe In Purgatory

Oh my goodness. As a Protestant, Purgatory was the weirdest. Along with the Mary stuff. I didn't think about Purgatory much, but when I did, I had no idea what Catholics were thinking. I thought Purgatory was some sort of bizarre waiting place, like a really long DMV line. Or a bus route that just … Continue reading Why I Believe In Purgatory

A Letter to My Infant Daughter

Dear Mary, From the moment of your conception, you were genetically distinct from me, your momma. You were not an extension of my own body, but were your own self. From the moment of your conception, I had an obligation to respect your body, just as I respect mine. I had an obligation to provide … Continue reading A Letter to My Infant Daughter

Some thoughts on suffering

Death and taxes. Two things that are famously known for their certitude. But, I suggest that¬†death (and some might argue taxes) is merely a form of something else- much more frequent and just as certain. And that something else is Suffering. That's why I fully reject the idea that Christianity is some sort of free … Continue reading Some thoughts on suffering