Why We Need Catholic Radio

Why We Need Catholic Radio
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Why do we need analog Catholic Radio?  Catholic Radio is remarkable.  Whether or not you tune in online, through an app, in your car, or in your kitchen, Catholic radio programming is round-the-clock, quality fare that feeds your mind and nourishes your soul.  There are literally hundreds of analog radio programs that air each week focusing on all aspects of our Catholic faith journey – Rosaries, Chaplets and other prayers, Masses, marriage, parenting, apologetics, local Catholic community coverage, coverage of major events like the Walk for Life in DC, and so much more.  Really, there’s something for everyone.  While satellite radio is rapidly gaining ground in the realm of Catholic media, and is proving to be an excellent vehicle for the New Evangelization, the lowly analog radio still has its place.  Though many are convinced that analog should go the way of the dinosaur – Norway is outlawing FM radio by 2017 – I feel that these lower-tech stations play a vital role in reaching the masses.  Here’s why. Continue reading

Little Bit O’ Lagniappe [Vol. 2]

**In Cajun French, “lagniappe” (pronounced ‘lan-yap’)  is a term that means “a little something extra,” or a happy surprise. From time to time, I will write a post that has a bunch of little thoughts all captured in once place; a veritable “snapshot” of my life in the moment. Hopefully, something in the mix catches your eye and you can take a little “lagniappe” with you to brighten your day!

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Natural Beauty
Last weekend brought coolish temps to the Houston area, if only for those two days, and I couldn’t be more grateful.  One of the things I love about the house we’re renting is our simple deck.  My husband and I relished the opportunity to wake up with the sun, sit out on our porch with some hot coffee, and just breathe deep the cool air and the sights and sounds of morning breaking.  So simple, but so good for our souls.  Unfortunately, it’s back to the muggies this week.  I can’t wait for that next cool front!

Soundtack of my life

Lately, the song “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)” by Don McLean has been stalking me.  Every time I get in the car, go into a store, or put my music player on shuffle, that song turns up.  I had never really listened to the lyrics, but since the song is following me everywhere I go, I decided to just sit still for four minutes and three seconds to see what Don had to say about Vincent Van Gogh.  In doing so, I was surprised at the poetry in McLean’s words.  In a way, this song is a work of art itself.  The word choice is beautiful, describing Van Gogh’s famous work: “Shadows on the hills/Sketch the trees and the daffodils/Catch the breeze and the winter chills/In colors on the snowy linen land”  The whole song is like that. Of course, the sadness inherent in the melody is reflective of the sadness of Van Gogh’s life and eventual suicide.  Reflecting on this, I’m reminded of those we’ve lost to suicide throughout the centuries – Marc Antony, Judas, Ernest Hemingway, and most recently, Robin Williams – and reminded to pray for their souls.

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Little Bit O’ Lagniappe** [vol 1]

**In Cajun French, “lagniappe” (pronounced ‘lan-yap’)  is a term that means “a little something extra,” or a happy surprise. From time to time, I will write a post that has a bunch of little thoughts all captured in once place; a veritable “snapshot” of my life in the moment. Hopefully, something in the mix catches your eye and you can take a little “lagniappe” with you to brighten your day!
Natural Beauty
I visited London in May, and I keep thinking of the way the sun hit Big Ben just right when I stepped above ground after coming from the Tube. About how it glistened with a brilliant golden, the crisp wind as it smacked my face after emerging from the humid tunnel, and the absolute beauty of seeing God’s glorious sunlight illuminating the clock tower and making it resplendent as it reflected the glow. wpid-20140511_103230.jpg

This is how God illuminates us, yes? He takes our actions, our love, and He emblazons it for the world to behold, that “they will know we are Christians by our love.” Breathtaking.

Soundtack of my life
Silence. My word for 2014, selected in the bleakness of January after the chaos of the holidays, is “quiet.” I am soaking in this quiet while Superman works on Trigonometry homework and the kids go to sleep for the night.

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