Be Joyful In Your Littleness

Our June blogpost comes from Julie Nelson. I have lived most of my life constantly striving for self-improvement. As I blew out the birthday candles marking my midlife, I hit a wall, straight on, head first, stop me in my tracks type of wall. I have always been a seeker, a learner. I would hunker Read more about Be Joyful In Your Littleness[…]

Uncovering a Legacy

Our May reflection is courtesy Bonnie Shaw. Sitting on the cork floor of the parish hall during EDGE youth group one Wednesday in March, Scott Froyen’s words during his saint presentation captured my attention. He was speaking of St. Katherine Drexel, a wealthy American heiress who dedicated herself to work among American Indians and African Read more about Uncovering a Legacy[…]

Mothers of Mary: A new group for mothers of children with special needs

Mothers of Mary is a new ministry for mothers of children with special needs. The group meets once a month for support, education, guidance, and fellowship. Mothers of Mary welcomes all mothers of children with special needs regardless of age, diagnosis, or disability. This Catholic, Christian ministry provides moms with an opportunity to socialize with others on this Read more about Mothers of Mary: A new group for mothers of children with special needs[…]

A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross

Our Holy Week reflection is courtesy Mary Conway. “Crucify him! Crucify him!” I hate these words. Every year as we stand and read the account of Christ’s Passion on Palm Sunday I choke on these words. I grow weary of repeating them. Just once I want to break free from the script and defend him Read more about A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross[…]

Come join “The Wellies” NCAA Tournament Challenge

We know there are some college basketball fans amongst us. We also know some of you don’t know or care a lick about college basketball. But don’t let the latter stop you from joining “The Wellies” group in the ESPN Tournament Challenge. We invite you to join our online community and have a little fun Read more about Come join “The Wellies” NCAA Tournament Challenge[…]

Embracing Martyrdom

Author’s Bio: Brooke Miller loves words. Right now, she is pondering this quote, “The fatherly and holy conversation between God and man … The child is invited to it; the mystic finds full outlet in it” (Pope Paul VI). She enjoys Saturday morning workouts with her husband Dane, playing football with her young boys, and Read more about Embracing Martyrdom[…]

How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin

Editor’s Note: Another area of growth for The Well is our newly organized team of writers who will share monthly contributions here at the blog, providing encouragement and feminine companionship for the spiritual journey. Here’s Cindy’s Lenten reflection. Would this itching ever stop?!? My family loves fostering kittens, but #42 came with fleas and was happy Read more about How Learning about Fleas Helped me Reflect on Sin[…]

Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent

Oh the things we can accomplish in fifteen minutes. Take a walk around the block. Boil water and cook noodles. Hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. Twice. Have a great phone conversation with a friend. Browse Twitter and Facebook feeds. Play CandyLand with an eager kid. Read a chapter of good fiction Read more about Take the 1% Challenge with The Well this Lent[…]

The Joyful Things

The Joyful Things At times I’m so discouraged With problems of the day. I fail to see the joyful things That are along the way.   When troubles overwhelm me, It’s then my nerves may fray, That’s when I need to take the time To simply sit and pray.   Reflecting on God’s many gifts Read more about The Joyful Things[…]