St. Mary of Egypt and the myth of “I Could Never”

We wouldn’t make it work because it sounds fun, or even because we can picture how it’s possible, but because we have to.


Autism and Your Parish, Pt 3: Meltdowns

It’s Saturday re-release day! I’m popping up on your feed an extra time this week because part of Autism Awareness is understanding meltdowns (or flare-ups, as a very wise reader recommended I call them…I am seriously considering changing my language, but calling it “meltdowns” today for the sake of clarity and continuity). I once read…

Autism in Your Parish, Part Two: The Function of Autistic Behaviors

So, today is the second Saturday of Autism Awareness Month, and here’s what I’m thinking about today. A huge part of autism awareness is the realization that what you thought was bad manners or an irritatingly uncomfortable lack of social skills…isn’t. It’s autism. That person’s brain formed differently and causes them to act in a…