Faith · humor · women

Truths Universally Acknowledged – Jane Austen’s Prayers and Prejudices

Dear Susan, “Oh no, dear Lord, not again.” My husband has walked into our bedroom at an inconvenient time. Colin Firth, in his dripping wet shirt, is heading towards Pemberly and Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When we first married, Ted had never heard of Pride and Prejudice. Now… Continue reading Truths Universally Acknowledged – Jane Austen’s Prayers and Prejudices

Marriage

Get Me to the Church on Time–An Open Letter to My Newlywed Friends (From an Old Married Lady)

Dear David and Ellie, Thanks to the combined efforts of weather, Philadelphia air traffic control and United Airlines, we almost missed your wedding. As we sat, stranded on the tarmac at PHL for the better part of five hours, our plans changed from “Well, if we shower and change at the hotel quickly, we might… Continue reading Get Me to the Church on Time–An Open Letter to My Newlywed Friends (From an Old Married Lady)

Catholic · Faith · humor

Beloved … and Chews On: What Our Rescue Dog Taught Us About God’s Love

Dear Susan, I think if God loves me at least as much as I love our dogs, I am in good shape. As you know, we gave our female yellow lab mix the name Scout, thinking it was a nice, sturdy, unisex name for our son’s dog. What we got instead was a canine Gwyneth… Continue reading Beloved … and Chews On: What Our Rescue Dog Taught Us About God’s Love