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The Sanguine And The Melancholic

The Sanguine And The Melancholic

The Four Temperaments: Sanguine You tend to be someone who is lively, sociable and carefree. You tend to make friends easily and view life with optimism. You have a creative and imaginative side. You are usually flexible but also flighty. Choleric You are definitely extroverted! You may often be excitable, impulsive and at times restless. […]

Falling Short Of Perfect

Falling Short Of Perfect

   Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve missed two events at my children’s school that I wanted to attend. Unfortunately, as much as I admire the children’s school for so many reasons, one of its weaknesses has been the communication with parents and what’s happening around the school. Having said this, they have made […]

Share In His Suffering

Share In His Suffering

      Saint Teresa of Calcutta is a spiritual inspiration of mine. Perhaps you may have already gathered that from my recent post on the Domestic Missionary? My daily meditations are taken from the book Jesus, The Word To Be Spoken which is a collection of prayers and meditations for every day of the […]

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

Watch EWTN FREE on your SmartPhone, Device or Computer!

  This is not a paid endorsement.   Do you feel you are missing out because you can’t afford the satellite installation or you don’t have TV access? Good news! If you have a smart phone, tablet, iPad, you can download the free app. From there you can watch the live stream or choose from […]

Backyard Stations of the Cross

Backyard Stations of the Cross

    We are once again in the midst of Lent, and you may be feeling, like me, a strong desire to attend stations of the cross. Although, some times the demands of family life or husbands work schedules can make this near impossible. Being a mother is important and so is being available to […]

A Better Spouse Than Me

A Better Spouse Than Me

  One of the things that my husband and I have been very firm on since we married was this; not disparaging our spouse to anyone else. That means that at my husband’s workplace he doesn’t join in and complain about his wife when other colleagues are sharing, and sympathising, over the actions of their […]

A Haven For Hubby

A Haven For Hubby

I’m something of a voracious reader – no secret there I guess – but once in a while I read something that really makes me stop and think. Most recently that was an article about the number one thing all men need. And no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Yes men are more non-verbal creatures […]

A Mother From The Beginning

A Mother From The Beginning

  When I was pregnant with our first baby our parish priest at the time brought around a relic of St Gerard Majella to our house. Whilst he was very generous in lending us the relic so that we mighty prayerfully accompany our pregnancy it was what he said leading up to it that was […]

Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

Lunch Hacks For Busy Mums

    If there’s a universal rule about packed lunches it’s this: after a while they become boring and uninspiring. The Earl of Sandwich may have been on to something, but our reliance on the carb loaded midday meal is a peculiar feature of our Western diet. As the primary lunch maker in our house […]

The Domestic Missionary

The Domestic Missionary

  I’ve been meditating on the lovely expression of Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “the call within the call.” Her approach to seeing Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor remains inspiring. Of course, we are not all called to serve God within the religious community of the Missionaries of Charity. Although we are called […]