Magic Kingdom vs. The Kingdom of Heaven: Cinderella

In this article series about the saints, I discuss each of the Disney princesses and their saintly, even more impressive counterparts. It’s practically a right of girlhood to love a good princess story, but it’s also important for little ones and grown-ups alike to know that these real-life women made it to God’s heavenly kingdom. […]

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My Top 10 Books of 2020

I think most of us can agree that 2020 has been the weirdest year of our lives, and while there have been so many challenges, quarantine has given me the opportunity to read a lot of great books! Here are my Top 10 for the weirdest year on record: Mr. Dickens and His Carol, by […]

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Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy: A Book Review

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in it’s own way. – Anna Karenina, Part I, Ch. I So begins Tolstoy’s 800-page saga on life, love, and the complexity of the human person. Anna Karenina has long been given the auspicious title of “the greatest novel of all time,” and after spending […]

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A Reflection on Sunflowers

“I find comfort in contemplating the sunflowers.” Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I’ve loved them ever since I was small. As they towered above me, cheerfully standing guard by the front porch, I was mesmerized by their yellow petals, tall stalks and large leaves. My mom and I would watch […]

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Some Coffee Shop Poetry…

I’ve loved poetry ever since my 3rd Grade teacher had my class do a project on “Poems That Touch My Heart.” We had to rewrite our favorite poems into a kind of scrapbook, with corresponding artwork. Later that year, we created many of our own poems which were compiled into a big commemorative book of […]

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