Some notes about this week

TUESDAY: I’ll be chatting with the folks at Moody Radio on 90.1 FM/1110 AM in the Chicago area at 8:10am Central time. We’ll be talking about conversion and my Two Lists article. WEDNESDAY: I’ll be on the SonRise Morning Show at 7:10am Central time. It’s live in Cincinnati on 740 AM and will be rebroadcast later on EWTN Radio. FRIDAY: I won’t be hosting Quick Takes this week since it’s Good Friday. I look forward to “seeing” everyone again after Easter! I hope you all have a blessed Holy Week!... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 74)

— 1 — Last Sunday I had the pleasure of praying Vespers at a Dominican sisters‘ convent (a local house of that same community that was recently featured on Oprah). I’d have to write a full post to cover all my thoughts, but let’s just say that it was an extremely beautiful, spiritually filling experience. They chanted the prayers in the candle-lit chapel, then we prayed the rosary, then we went out to the greeting area to chat for a while. These young women are some of the most warm, intelligent, Christ-filled people... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 73)

— 1 — As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, our El Paso vacation turned out to have much more excitement than we’d planned. Here’s the short version: My husband was out hiking in the Franklin Mountains State Park, and he climbed a rock wall that he thought was part of the trail. His first clue that it wasn’t part of the trail was that it was dangerously steep, though at that point he was too high to safely go back down. His second clue was when he got to the top and saw not the continuation of the trail that... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 72)

— 1 — By the time you read this, I will be chilling. In a big, big way. My husband and I are visiting my dad in El Paso for a mini-vacation this weekend, and after Stomach Bug Madness 2010 on top of the usual chaos of having four kids under six, it couldn’t have come at a better time. I am so unbelievably excited abut it, my mind flashes to the “I’m on a Boat” video every time I think about it…though I suppose it won’t be exactly the same, seeing as how El Paso is a landlocked desert city and our... Read More

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 71)

— 1 — By last Friday afternoon, I thought we were finished with that stomach bug I mentioned last week. As it turned out, it was just taking a breather to get up some strength before it really showed its stuff. This thing has been epic — and with three children in diapers, I do mean epic. I feel happy to have just survived this week, and am glad it’s almost over! — 2 — On a positive note, last week a dear friend of my family called me to say that she had the day off from her job cleaning houses, and wanted to... Read More