Outside My WindowIt is a gorgeous, sunny, spring day and the Cherry Blossom trees in my backyard are in full bloom. Days like this often leave me thinking that the color of my manufacturer-labeled “Sky Blue” shirt pales in comparison to the vivid depth of the blue sky outside. No one paints a landscape quite like the Lord and no man-made color, no matter how vibrant, can ever match the richness and the depth of the colors of creation!  View from my kitchen window.I am thinking…of a way to be able to take my children to daily Mass each day. The parish closest to us has Mass at 9:00AM, which pushes back the start of our school day until around 10AM – not impossibly late, but challenging. However, after attending a powerful conference this week with Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the Papal Household as the keynote speaker, I was strongly convicted to try receive the Eucharist daily. I know that I am not the only homeschooling Mom who struggles with this – please share your thoughts, struggles and victories in this area in the comments box – I would love to hear them! I am thankful…Scene from the movie “Maria Goretti”for Seton Magazine, who just published my very first official article entitled “The Moral Theology of St. Maria Goretti.” St. Maria Goretti is by far one of my favorite saints and her witness is extraordinary.  I am humbled to be able to share her story. To God be the Glory. Click here to read the article.  If you would like to learn more about St. Maria Goretti, I highly recommend the 2007 movie Maria Goretti from director Giulio Base.I am also thankful for Jessica over at Shower of Roses who is allowing me to sponsor a giveaway of Colleen Carroll Campbell’s book