Archive of ‘God Matters’ category

Sarge, the Lost Sheep

For months now, we have lost the practice of letting Matthew bring any toy to Mass. We had started when he was way younger and had begun to covet other children’s toys and we thought it better to have something to quieten him down at Mass. Recently, we’ve decided to only let him bring his children’s […] Read more…

The Midnight Mass: Dreaming & Awakening

Several years ago, I had a faith crisis that lingered till Midnight Mass. That night, as I knelt in my pews next to the nativity scene in my parish, I wondered if I believed, or had ever truly believed, in the nativity story at all. It can actually be quite frightening when doubts like these occur… […] Read more…

Fears, be at rest. The Prophecy has arrived.

http://emmaelizabethsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/fears-be-at-rest-the-prophecy-has-arrived/ There is one thing this little girl gave me almost right from the time she came into this world, which I shall forever be grateful for, and that’s the restoration of my sanity. Before she came, when there was only Matthew (and there would only be Matthew as far as Augz and I knew for […] Read more…

The Withdrawing Room

I have found a new sanctuary for myself… in the most unlikely of places. Unbelievably, the place that offers me some peace and quiet from my chaotic world both externally and within, is located in the heart of a kindergarten, with children ranging from two to five, running around, playing all around it. It was […] Read more…

2014.

It is funny how this photo of my dad walking away is the one that captures the essence of how I’m looking forward to this new year – with a lot of anticipation of all the good things to come, excitement over what’s in store, and determination to make some serious changes in my life. […] Read more…

A Cup of Tea

I’m not a tea drinker. Not because I don’t enjoy it, but simply because it makes my stomach churn in funny ways after the pleasure dissipates. But I’ve always built something romantic in my head around the idea of tea-drinking – something soothing, comforting, English, proper, and nurturing. For the last five months, since we’ve […] Read more…

AMEN!

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/amen/ Last night would officially be the night when Matthew finally clasped his hands properly for a decent “Amen!” It’s one of those small accomplishments that are just so cute to celebrate, especially when he seems so proud of it. Thanks to Karen who has always shared how she had prayed with Timothy (her son, […] Read more…

Anticipating Emma T-minus 31 days

Nesting instincts definitely kicked in a week or two ago. We’ve managed to get almost everything sorted out and what remains are things that I would prefer not to do this early – like sterilising bottles, etc. I hope we haven’t left anything out. Physically, I can’t wait for Emma to be born. Being pregnant […] Read more…

Parable of the Lost Kitties

It always seemed ridiculous to me, to leave 99 sheep behind to search for one that’s lost. And I’m Catholic, and belong to a ministry that reaches out to Catholics who have lost their way and have left the Church. But last night, I got it. I finally did. The story, or parable, of the […] Read more…

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