Beyond Blue
June 2008 Archives

I was recently invited by my parish, St. Mary’s in Annapolis, Maryland, to write a reflection about the vocation of marriage. Since Eric and I are coming up on our 12th anniversary (this Sunday), it gave me an opportunity to […]

In the book that Mike Leach and I compiled, “I Like Being Married,” we devoted a chapter to “In Good Times and Bad.” My favorite story in that section is about a couple, Evander And Fotini Lomke, caring for their […]

NPR features a collection of inspiring essays in a series called “This I Believe.” On the plane ride to my college alma mater, Saint Mary’s College (across from Notre Dame), for my 15-year reunion, I read through some of the […]

Interestingly enough, when I shared my essay with my editor (Beliefnet’s health editor) Holly, she said that she had written her own essay, as well. I was very moved by it. And thought you might be, too. In a way, […]

Entertainment Weekly asked Angelina Jolie how she reconciles her former image (doing drugs, cutting herself, etc) with her current one (mom and humanitarian). She said: The reason I talked about going through certain pains or even cutting myself is that […]

Also from Save the Assistant’s Lilit Marcus comes this interesting nugget … Dr. Drew, the psychologist/addiction specialist who runs the clinic on the TV show “Celebrity Rehab” said the following about Tom Cruise: A lot of people in the public […]

Dear God, In today’s reading (Matthew 9:36–1:8), Jesus talks about harvesters: Jesus said to his disciples: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” I’m […]

In “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment” by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. (and thanks to my Guardian Angel Ann for sending me an autographed copy!): When we do not feel that we are worthy of happiness, we […]

I don’t know if you’ve heard but David Gibson, the award-winning religion writer who is the Catholic expert in most (okay, all) circles ever since he converted at the age of 30, is now blogging for Beliefnet! His blog, appropriately […]

Since it is the Friday before Father’s Day, and I wanted to dedicate a post to all the devoted fathers out there, I thought I’d share passages of a very cool book that my mother-in-law bought for Eric awhile back, […]