On Being Still

This week Lent began. Lent is, hands down, my favorite season. My small family is not Catholic, but we believe in embracing truth and beauty wherever it can be found. And Lent is truly a season of truth and beauty. Lent has three main tenants: prayer, fasting, and alms giving. For the past eight years…

“Hope is a beggar.”

Sometimes there is not enough chocolate in the shake to right the wrongs of the world. I curse myself for not having any chips in the house and where the hell did I stash the Nutella? Currently, my tastebuds must tolerate freezer burnt Tin Roof Sundae. I am a shitty mom. There…I said it. Not…

an old cathedral with empty pews

On Advent (Love Wins)

In the Church calendar, Advent is the four weeks before Christmas. Much like Lent (the 40 days before Easter), Advent is a time of anticipation. Of waiting. Of Longing. I am not a “Christmas person.” I’m partial to Lent, actually; but Advent is a close second for me. Although they take place in the same…