Catholic converts, vocations, and hope in unemployment.
Conversion, Musings

Vocations: When Conversion Costs You Your Job

This post is part of the Catholic Women Blogger's Network Blog Hop. This month, we're chatting all about vocations. Join us at Reconciled to You to see all the January posts! There's so many awesome things about becoming Catholic. I love to talk about them. All the time. Kind of actually all. the. time. But… Continue reading Vocations: When Conversion Costs You Your Job

How to model and teach generosity and charity to kids in difficult circumstances.
Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

Sometimes, I feel like a miser. Our finances have been rickety for a while. Then, last year they got better! Woot! But this year, they took a nosedive. Boo. So they pass the basket at church, and nothing goes in. The school has a food drive, and I scrounge up a can of tuna. They… Continue reading How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

How pride and vanity cripple us when we get hit by disaster.
Catholicism, Large family, Musings

Vanity, Faith, and Hard Times: Believing in God’s Love When Everything Goes Wrong

"Eight kids!? Wow, that's great. As long as you can support them, that's great." Preparing for my daughter to be released from the hospital after a long and exhausting week, I was chatting with one of the nurses. Making conversation, she had asked me how many kids we had. I might not have really noticed… Continue reading Vanity, Faith, and Hard Times: Believing in God’s Love When Everything Goes Wrong