At Easter Sunday Mass, I noticed something dark atop one of the spires of the reredos (the intricately beautiful shrine of statues taking up the wall behind the altar).
What is that, I wondered, continuing to stare. Surely it hasn’t been there before.
When the thing started to move, I knew without a doubt — It was a bird!
We Catholic Christians have now entered the holiest time of the Church’s Liturgical year — Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday — also known as the Triduum (the Three Days of prayer leading to the celebration of Easter Sunday).
Each of these days brings with it special services and traditions.
Call me a prude, but last night’s season finale of
Dallas on TNT proved to be raunchy, tasteless, shocking, and disappointing.
Ann, Bobby Ewing, Christopher Ewing, Emma, fire, Harris, How I Met Your Mother finale, John Ross, Pamela, season finale of Dallas on TNT, Southfork Ranch, Sue Ellen, tornado
Spring seems to be taking its sweet time about arriving in Central Illinois, but that hasn’t stopped die-hard gardeners from dreaming.
Do-it-yourself stores like Home Depot, big box stores like Walmart, and even some grocery stores are doing their best to capitalize on that fact.
Witness some of these beauties I saw this morning while browsing at Wally World:
“Open confession is good for the soul.” – Scottish proverb.
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I hate writing book reviews.
There, I said it.
Baby Dallas and me
Dallas’s breeder took this photo in late January, 2007, when I picked up this two-month-old ball of fluff to carry him to his forever home.
Have you ever seen a fight?
I don’t mean on TV or the movies. Or reading about one in a book.
I mean an honest-to-goodness
It just dawned on me that at this time last year, I was stressing over what to wear to my son’s college graduation.
And now that it’s over, I can share what I learned so others won’t bog down the same way.
Thus, my Top Ten Suggestions for surviving your son/daughter’s graduation:
As we were leaving Central Illinois for Mississippi, our diocese initiated a major priest-swap, switching parish priests from one church to another.
In some instances, it wasn’t a popular move.
Can somebody please tell me what’s wrong with my mama?