Archives for Kathy, Kids, and God

Modern Day St. Francis

My family and I are struggling to absorb and find room for all the stuff that arrived with Christmas. I actually lie awake at night wondering where I am going to put it all. Content with our abundance, I draw
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LAN Party: Men and Boys; War and Pizza

On a cold, foggy Saturday night, my daughter, Lauren, has her boyfriend, the Tall One, over for pizza and a movie. The kids are probably not that thrilled to spend an evening with me especially when I sit them down
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Kitchie’s First Haircut. A Rite of Passage.

“You sure got a pretty little girl, there,” complimented a passerby in the Penney’s parking lot. “He’s a boy,” I tartly replied and immediately regretted.  It wasn’t the well-meaning stranger’s fault Kitchie’s hair wisped angelic, framing a cherub face.  Inwardly,
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Summer’s End

All of my gel pens are gone. My daughter, Lauren, must have snatched them up as she hastily packed yesterday for her junior year at Thomas Aquinas College. As a seasoned coed, this time she wasn’t worrying about taking every
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Daughter Changes in College

My daughter eats eel! I knew there there would be changes for my daughter in college, but this? This is the girl who when she was eight I had to sit at the table and cut pieces of meat and
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Taking Back Our Holy Catholic Halloween

“Kathy, why don’t you and the kids come to our church’s Harvest Festival?” asked my Evangelical friend. “There will be a bonfire, hay rides, and candy for the kids.” It sounded great, and, since my husband had recently died, I
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What if the Christmas Story is True?

Circa 1 A.D. (give or take a few years) If the Christmas story is true, God crashed into human history. Oh, he had participated in history before, many times. But this event was different. He didn’t cause a worldwide flood
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