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Elaine is a mom to six children. In between their activities she can be found experimenting in the kitchen, sewing clothing or quilts as the inspiration hits, knitting in the winter, singing in the choir and generally never getting around to dusting the top shelf.

Advent Ideas ~ And a Prayer

When Advent begins this year on November 30th all of the stores will already be festooned with Christmas decorations and your family calendar may start to look like there will be no time to breathe between Thanksgiving and the 25th of December. Come, Lord Jesus, Come! Every November, after we …

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Patron of Dogs? Not St. Francis!

I finally got a chance to look at the diocesan newspaper and it had wonderful pictures of pet blessings from around the diocese, including an adorable girl and her guinea pig. The occasion had been the Feast of St. Francis earlier this month. Pets are as welcome at our house …

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