Intentional Technology

Intentional Technology

I’m pretty sure that I was intended for the 1800’s in terms of my approach to life from the ground up, the simpler, the better. But, here’s the thing, I love technology and the ability to connect with the resources I need at a moments […]

Dear Facebook

After 45 days, I regret to inform you that I did not miss you! Only on one occasion was I even tempted by you, on the day of my children’s first karate tournament. But seeing as I have now begun taking karate myself, I’ll be […]

Day 46: Holy Saturday

Today’s Saint: St. Isidore of Seville Gospel reading: Mark 16:1-7  Today was a quiet, contemplative day. It feels like time has stopped somehow. I can’t explain it. “His cross stands empty in a world grown silentThrough hours of anguish and of dread;In stillness, earth awaits the […]

Day 45: Good Friday

Today’s Saint: Sts. Agape, Chiona, and Irene Gospel reading: John 18:1-19:42 It was on this day that Jesus was crucified, a final chapter in His beautiful story of life on earth, as well as a conclusion to the excruciatingly painful circumstances by which he died. It is a day […]

Day 44: Maundy Thursday

Today’s Saint: St. Francis of Paola Gospel reading: John 13:1-15 It was on this day that Jesus shared a Last Supper with his disciples, calling them to courageously share the Gospel with the world and commanding them to “love one another. As I have loved you, […]

Day 43: Karate Mom

Today’s Saint: St. Hugh Gospel reading: Matthew 26:14-25 I did it. I took my first ever karate lesson last night. Although the thought DID cross my mind, I did NOT chicken out in the end.  Nope, I set aside all of my apprehension and, as promised, attended […]

Day 42: Family Training

Today’s Saint: St. Guy of Pomposa Gospel reading: John 13:21-33, 36-38 After reading about yesterday’s Saint of the Day, St. Zosimus, my decision to start something new (and be surprised by the results) at age 45 solidified. I start karate lessons today with my children in Family […]

Day 41: Expect Nothing

Today’s Saint: St. Zosimus Gospel reading: John: 12:1-11 Expect Nothing by Alice Walker has been a favorite of mine for years, and it means the world for me to be able to share it with you.  Let it shape your thoughts for just a little while, then […]

Day 40: Palm Sunday

Today’s Saint: St. Rupert Gospel reading: Mark 14:1-15:47 It is with bittersweet anticipation that we begin the holiest week of the Easter season, the magnum opus of Lent that leads to Easter Sunday. It is a week filled to the brim with parallel emotions, where suffering, sorrow, and sadness run their […]

Day 39: Ladies Auxiliary

Today’s Saint: St. Tutilo Gospel reading: John 11:45-56 With my husband being an American Legion Post Commander, I figured it was about time that I joined the Ladies Auxiliary… not just in support of him, but in the millions of veterans supported by its efforts.  It’s really […]