Why I Am Content

“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”

The Struggle Is Real

So, I have a pair of socks on the needle and the Prayer Shawl to work on as well. But. This yarn has been calling my name for days. That ball of yarn is a half pound of 2-ply, hand-spun, mystery wool. I bought a full pound of the fiber from a little shop inContinue reading “The Struggle Is Real”

Good Friday

Holy Week tends to find me in a reflective mood, grateful for our Savior and the sacrifice He made for us, striving to be a better Catholic and follow more closely in His footsteps. It’s so easy to whine and complain about the small stuff and to think that the big stuff is the endContinue reading “Good Friday”

Happy Texas Independence Day, Ya’ll

It’s a gorgeous, sunny morning in NE Texas. The forecast was for the low 40’s…we woke up to 35°…had a hunch that it would be best to put the heat pump on emergency before going to bed. Turns out we were right! I didn’t sleep well last night, gave up about 3 am and wentContinue reading “Happy Texas Independence Day, Ya’ll”

December is Here!

It’s the first week of Advent, the first day of December. Wow. How did that happen? I blinked and missed something. Life has a habit of doing that, jumping up and catching me unaware of how quickly time has passed. Again. I was just thinking that this week would be a good time to putContinue reading “December is Here!”

Cozy Saturday Afternoon

It’s in the 50’s and sprinkling rain today. Good day to stay in and catch up on chores and do some reading. Brad went out and tied some streamers to the chain at the road to make it more visible. This is how it looks from our perspective. I stood out in the yard northContinue reading “Cozy Saturday Afternoon”

Don’t Forget To Vote!

Texas has some amendments on the ballot, a list of eight propositions: Proposition 1: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the professional sports team charitable foundations of organizations sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association or the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association to conduct charitable raffles at rodeo venues.” Proposition 2: “The constitutional amendment authorizing a county toContinue reading “Don’t Forget To Vote!”