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About cathid

Catholic: daughter, sister, wife, mom of five, friend. I love to read, chat, drink coffee, take long walks, chat, watch movies and did I mention chat?

Warning – Teenagers cause seizures

You know mothers are never prepared to be the ones who need help or medical care. They are the ones who are supposed to drop everything, never get sick, cook, clean, cook and did I mention drive everywhere. For years … Continue reading

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Take Another Look at the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are seen in the Gospels of both Matthew and Luke. They are delivered by Christ during the Sermon on the Mount. When was the last time you really listened to the words of this prayer? I heard a … Continue reading

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“You do not know what you are asking.”

Today’s Gospel reading at Mass really struck a chord with me. I could see myself and so many other moms as the Mother in this reading. It frightened me really. Here is the part that was so powerful to me … Continue reading

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Sunday is a Day of Rest

I read a blog yesterday about keeping Sunday as a day of rest. I keep thinking about this and I think maybe I’m failing in my observance of the Sabbath. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Second Edition) has this … Continue reading

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The Gift of Life

Just the other day, while donating blood I was thinking about how in less than an hour of my time I may help save someone’s life. That’s awesome isn’t it? I’m not bragging it’s just can you really imagine that … Continue reading

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Are you Thirsty?

Everybody is drinking water these days. My sixteen year old son asked me to pick up a case of water for him as he’s been feeling dehydrated at school (of course I asked had all the water fountains in school … Continue reading

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Clare’s Special Strata – a.k.a – My Special Strata

I came upon this recipe back in 2008 (that’s the date I wrote with pencil in the corner of the recipe) in an issue of “The Monitor”, our Diocesan Newspaper. I loved the idea of not having to take away … Continue reading

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