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Carmelite Conversations

On March 16, I had the great pleasure to be a guest on the Radio Maria program, Carmelite Conversations. Host Mark Danis, a Secular Carmelite, spoke with me about Diary of a Country Mother and I had a chance to … Continue reading

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Suffer the Little Ones

  On Saturday evening I was fixing dinner and had a free moment, so I picked up a little book we keep on display in the dining room, Saints: A Year in Faith and Art, to see whose feast was … Continue reading

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The Amen at the Bottom of the Page

“I think of this new year as a white page given to me by Your Father on which He will write, day by day, whatever His divine good pleasure has planned. I shall now write at the top of the … Continue reading

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Today is the anniversary of Tim’s baptism, so I will borrow this entry from The Diary of a Country Mother: December 17, 2005 Morning Another dawn is rolling slowly over the hills on a frosty morning. I sit inside with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tim!

November 18, 2014 would have been Tim’s 25th birthday. I have been thinking for a while of a fitting way to honor him on that day. What do you give someone who now has everything his heart could ever desire? … Continue reading

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The Intimacy of the Human Voice

                                                 Sometimes the immediacy of an email is the right medium to express a hurried thought. At another moment sitting down to write a letter is the best course of action. Then there are times when only the human … Continue reading

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Hospitality and Betrayal

Friday in the Octave of Easter I have always liked to cook and bake, so it seemed a natural progression to invite others to share in the finished product. After I married and had a home of my own I … Continue reading

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