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Sorrow, Mercy, Grace and Speeding

Sorrow, Mercy, Grace and Speeding

I was driving merrily along a highway that I really like because of its picturesque nature and the way it winds through valleys, hills, past rivers and lakes, through quaint little towns.  Suddenly I noticed a black car ahead on my right, parked in an unused...

What Makes You a Dynamic Woman of Faith?

What Makes You a Dynamic Woman of Faith?

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual Dynamic Women of Faith conference in Mississauga, Ontario. The founder of the Dynamic Women of Faith and I Love My Catholic Moms Group ministries, Dorothy Pilarski, is truly a dynamic woman of faith....

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Our Parish just started its Lenten Mission with a focus on the Eucharist. Along with a talk on the topic of the Real Presence, we had an hour and a half of Adoration (including procession of the Blessed Sacrament to each of the participants), together with praise and...

TODAY – IMPORTANT – Tanya Granic Allen

TODAY – IMPORTANT – Tanya Granic Allen

I have to admit, I have never joined a political party before, but yesterday I did. Why? So, I can support a candidate I am genuinely excited about for the Ontario PC leadership, Tanya Granic Allen. I am appealing to you, to do exactly the same. This is...

Book Review: Julia’s Gifts

Book Review: Julia’s Gifts

Excerpt from Julia's Gifts by Ellen Gable: -- "Yes, it was extravagant, especially during wartime. Yes, there were less expensive items she could purchase. It didn’t matter. This was the ideal gift. After purchasing it, she took it to the engraving department on the...

Book Review: Playing by Heart

Book Review: Playing by Heart

Set in 18th-century Milan, Playing by Heart is a symphony of romance and faith with an undercurrent of social commentary. Will Maria and Emilia’s father sacrifice their futures on the altar of his own ambitions to join the noble class?

A Culture of Contradiction

A Culture of Contradiction

  Lately, I have been struck by the insanity of contradiction in our current culture. We are obsessed with throwing gender reveal parties the moment a pregnant mom has her twenty-week ultrasound, while simultaneously celebrating gender transitioning and fluidity....

Mother’s Day: Breakfast in Bed & More

Mother’s Day: Breakfast in Bed & More

I always look forward to Mother’s Day. I love breakfast in bed, the gifts, the flowers, the homemade cards. I relish in the graces of the day. But my mind also goes back to childhood memories of Mother’s Day. I remember fondly taking part in an annual Mother’s Day...

Book Review: Single but Not Alone!

Book Review: Single but Not Alone!

You can buy this book HERE by Judy Keane Throughout this book we have discussed the many challenges we face as Catholic singles and the importance of embracing our life in the here and now while remaining open to God's will and His plan for our future. Any other way...

Movie Review: La La Land

Movie Review: La La Land

In the new romantic musical comedy La La Land, Emma Stone plays Mia, an aspiring actress, and Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a musician aiming to open his own pure jazz club and perform as a pianist. The two struggling artists meet, share dreams, and seemingly fall in...

Book Review: A Sea without a Shore

Book Review: A Sea without a Shore

The weary, lonely and brokenhearted are the audience for Jeannie Ewing’s new devotional, A Sea without a Shore. Jeannie Ewing often writes on the meaning of suffering. Her words will resonate with readers who feel alone in their pain. While this book is centered on...

Advent & Childhood Memories

Advent & Childhood Memories

We are well into Advent  and I’m flooded with memories of childhood and growing up in a devout Polish immigrant home. My family’s life revolved around Toronto’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at Queen and Bathurst. I would be there several times a week for catechism...

9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

My husband and I have delivered corporate training programs internationally - oftentimes addressing corporate and personal blindspots. As external consultants to many corporations, we help clients see what they sometimes can't see because they are in the thick of it....

The Root and the Shoot

The Root and the Shoot

Something happens to a writer who leaves the utopia of freelance writing and exchanges it for a year in the Chicago Loop. My apartment was two blocks from Temple Shalom, the epicenter of the Jewish neighborhood of Chicago. I felt our Jewish roots every day when I...

A skewed view of stay-at-home motherhood

A skewed view of stay-at-home motherhood

There I was, bleary-eyed after another night of round-the-clock feedings and struggling to balance the morning's newspaper on my lap as I nursed two squirming infants, when I read the latest rap on stay-at-home mothers. It came courtesy of a new U.S. Census Bureau...

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