Christmas · women

Let it ‘No, Let it ‘No, Let it ‘No!–Finding Jesus Amid the Tinsel and Bows

Dear Anne, I’m feeling a little guilty this Christmas. For the first time since the kids were born, I’m not sending out photo Christmas cards. It’s been a long time since my boys were cute little things posing in Christmas sweaters for the annual card picture, but through the years I’ve managed to keep up… Continue reading Let it ‘No, Let it ‘No, Let it ‘No!–Finding Jesus Amid the Tinsel and Bows

Advent · Christmas

‘Tis the Feast Day – or Advent Overload

Dear Susan, In another of my astounding Bad Catholic moments, I just threw a Christmas party (NOT an Advent gathering), missed Mass, and generally blew up my first two weeks of Advent. To be fair, I have pretty much let everything get out of control, not just my spiritual life. Today alone, I have missed… Continue reading ‘Tis the Feast Day – or Advent Overload

Catholic · Christmas

Our Not So Little Town of Bethlehem

Dear Susan, Growing up, I loved to hear my mom’s stories about her early career days saving the world while working as a photographic analyst for the CIA during the Cold War.  A failed secretary, she made a great missile expert and researcher, even learning Russian. She would recount tales of sharing an apartment on… Continue reading Our Not So Little Town of Bethlehem