An encouraging post for busy times in our lives.
Large family, Musings, Simplicity

In Defense of Being Busy

"Oh, I'm so busy!" We have a love-hate relationship with being busy, don't we? Wherever we are in life, there are voices that will try to make us feel guilty about it. On the one hand, we have a lot to do. We have families, jobs, responsibilities, hopes, dreams, hobbies. Our days fill up fast.… Continue reading In Defense of Being Busy

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