Fatherhood · Human Dignity · Loss · Relationships · Uncategorized

Treasure the Moments

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

Infertility · Relationships

Titus II Part 4: An Interview with Carrie Huebner on Helping Those Living with Infertility

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

grandparenthood · Marriage · Motherhood · Prayer · Relationships · Uncategorized

Titus 2 Part 3: Now It’s My Turn

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

grandparenthood · Motherhood · Relationships

Titus 2 Part 2: Why I’m Grateful for the Active Elders in my Life

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