Children Are NOT a Distraction

Children are not a distraction from more important work.  They are the most important work. C.S. Lewis ...more

False Images of Love

Do you find yourself waiting secretly for your knight in shining armour to whisk you off your feet so you can live happily ever after?Or for a wonderful woman to lift off your depression and sense of aimlessness? Although we laugh at such ridiculous fantasies as the stuff of naïve, lovesick teenagers, we all must face the deep temptation within ourselves to ask our partner to fulfil all of our needs....more

Crocheted Owl Hat

 This pattern is easy to follow, fun to change and adapt.  I was delighted with the professional look of the final product. Since my wool is thicker than what is used in the pattern, I used an N- 9 mm hook and by using thick yarn, I only needed only 6 rows to fit a two-year-old.  Bonus- the hat is so comfortable.  Although  I adapted the pattern. I followed the basic concept in the link below....more

“They Tried To Bury Us…”

They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds”- Mexican proverb...more

The Grace of Yes Day: Melanie’s “Yes” to God

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, social media will be exploding with uplifting stories of people who are embracing the “grace of yes”! The Grace of Yes Day is inspired by Lisa Hendey’s latest book, The Grace of Yes, which offers a guide through eight virtues that can help anyone to say “yes” to God.Just one of Melanie’s stories about saying “yes” to God...more
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Plea for Prayers: Baby Facing Major Neuro- and Plastic Surgery

Craniosynostosis – the coronal suture has prematurely fused. My ten month old grandson is a happy, quick, engaging little fellow who was born with the plates of his skull fused together prematurely. As a result, he is facing major surgery to cut the plates and reshape his head which has grown lopsided. Emmett’s surgery is on Wednesday Nov. 19 at 9am Eastern Standard Time. The surgery will take between 5-7 hours, but it could take up to 10 hours....more

Laughing at Myself

Laughter is the best way to snap out of a funk because, when we laugh , we realize nothing is as catastrophic as it seems when we are in the middle of it.  With this in mind, I present quotes to make you laugh and keep life in perspective. This quote was on my fridge for years and it is one of my favorites because it never fails to make me giggle, cutting through stress. One in four people is mentally unbalanced. Think of three friends....more

Our Love Will Never Be Enough

Do you find yourself waiting secretly for your knight in shining armour to whisk you off your feet so you can live happily ever after?Or for a wonderful woman to lift off your depression and sense of aimlessness?Although we laugh at such ridiculous fantasies as the stuff of naïve, lovesick teenagers, we all must face the deep temptation within ourselves to ask our partner to fulfil all of our needs....more

Owl Hats: Easy, Adaptable

Easy, fun and comfortable. Since my wool is thicker and I used an N- 9 mm hook,  I adapted the pattern but followed the basic ideas of this free pattern.http://happinesscrafty.blogspot.gr/2014/01/crochet-owl-hat-free-pattern-newborn.html...more

Shattered and Reborn

I once asked a priest what my life would have been like if I had not suffered, if I had married a well-off dentist, had 1.25 kids and lived in an efficient, modern house. He put on a phony, pious face, with his hands together in prayer and said in a high, mocking voice,‘Oh, you would be a nice Christian lady, praising the Lord.’What he meant by that amusing bit of acting was that I would be shallow, without depth and strength....more