In 2006 my father-in-law, William F. Mongan, who was affectionately called Bill, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Despite being 82 years old, the family was devastated. It came on the coat-tails of Bill losing his beloved wife, Fran, who he adored. During her battle with ovarian cancer, Bill willingly took on the role… Continue reading Treasure the Moments
Life is a journey. Like a marathon race you must pace yourself so that you will arrive at the finish line with lessons learned along the way. A runner who takes the lead right out of the gate sometimes tires before reaching the finish line. The runner who is slow coming out of the gate… Continue reading Pace the Race
We all know the familiar quote, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again!” This quote can be such a motivator when you are determined to achieve a degree, go for the Olympic gold, or move up in your career. The words even egg you on if you are trying to win the Publisher’s… Continue reading Titus II Part 4: An Interview with Carrie Huebner on Helping Those Living with Infertility
My role as an older woman has evolved. For whomever God sends me, I have learned to first be her intercessor, then her friend and finally a spiritual mother. Once she trusts me, I try to give wise counsel but only when asked and only when she comes to me. My door is now wide… Continue reading Titus 2 Part 3: Now It’s My Turn
I strongly feel that God is raising up an army of older women to help form this generation. Like me when I was young, there are many young women have not been formed in their faith. They go to church weekly, but our one, holy, catholic, apostolic, faith has not yet sunk its’ roots down… Continue reading Titus 2 Part 2: Why I’m Grateful for the Active Elders in my Life
He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of… Continue reading Titus 2, Part I: Elders, You are Still Needed!
The wonder of Christmas seems to be planted in the heart of every child. The level of excitement and joy a child possesses during the holiday season is unsurpassed. What is at the center of all this childhood enthusiasm? Two words come to mind: Santa. Claus. This jolly old man in a red suit, whose… Continue reading Santa Lives