Disciplining Kids

I’ll never forget the words during the homily of my wedding Mass. Father Kopil opened the homily, “’For better or worse’ isn’t really tested until little kids join your family in a few years, and ketchup is splattered on the walls and everyone is a mess.” I giggled at the time, but I had no…

God’s Creativity

Creativity is often associated with artists and writers; yet each one of us, by virtue of being made in the image and likeness of the Divine Creator, has been endowed with creativity. Understanding how God expresses his own creativity in the context of his relationship with humankind gives us a glimpse into how we can…

Four Bible Passages

I did not know myself to be frustration-intolerant until I was middle-aged. It wasn’t just the wisdom of more birthdays that made my diagnosis clear. It was also that I had kids late in life and so middle age was when I started confronting things like: “Hey look, my new shoes from Zappos came today….

Boundaries

Time. It is a blessing and a curse. Though we all have the same amount of hours on any given day, as a single woman I have more time for myself, less external demands on my time, and therefore a lot of say in how I spend it. How is that a curse? First, combine…

Rising Above the Clouds

I don’t consider myself a seasoned traveler, but I fly often enough to know the hassle. Airports are stressful and hectic places these days. However, one contingent of our family lives way up north, a grueling drive of nearly twelve hours from home to grandkids. When I get a hankering to visit them, the thought…