When the Cake Becomes the Cross

Today, while my hubby cleared spaces of dried brush and old wood, our 6-year-old ran around enjoying the sun and the chill air; I planted seeds. “As soon as the ground can be worked”, said most of the packets. This was as good a time as any to get started....

French Onion Soup / Soupe a l’Oignon GratinĂ©e

Reposting from my old blog. Onion soup is a lovely thing to make right after the onion harvest at end of season, when the weather’s just starting to cool down. Onion soup is also a lovely thing to start love stories with. Like ours, which certainly didn’t...

The Plan for Lent 2015

– Commitment to daily Mass whenever we have a car at our disposal. (This sentence was very hard to type with it being 1 degree F outside. UGH. Please pray for me.) – Confession every two weeks. – Adoration on Wednesday evenings. – Mom’s...

God Picks My Lenten Penance

I suppose jumping right into the writing part will have to be good enough for now. I’m reading another book and having another blog conversation this year. I asked my friend to pick this year and he picked St. Faustina’s Divine Mercy in My Soul, which has...

The Sacramental Dimension: Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer

The Sacramental Dimension The last part of the book is dedicated to discussing the Sacraments and how they relate to living the Be’s. There is a reminder that the “plan” for deep conversion and deep prayer is a combination of divine grace and our...