A Few of My Favorite Things, #16: San Giovanni della Pigna

While I was living in Rome, I made a list of churches I wanted to visit. I would take a walk by myself almost every day to visit a different church—I often revisited the ones in my neighborhood, and then on the weekends, when I had a little more time, I would wander farther away … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #16: San Giovanni della Pigna

A Few of My Favorite Things, #15: Little House Books

One of my favorite series growing up was Little House on the Prairie. They sparked a love of historical fiction throughout my childhood—I read every book in the American Girl and Dear America series. But the Little House series was the first one I fell in love with, and I spent many afternoons pretending to travel across America … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #15: Little House Books

A Few of My Favorite Things, #11: Walt Disney Imagineering

When I was fourteen years old, I purchased this book while on vacation at Walt Disney World: I had been a Disney fanatic from the time I was a toddler—I collected park maps, watched the free vacation planning videos for fun, and learned everything I could about the parks and the stories behind them. (Was I … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #11: Walt Disney Imagineering

A Few of My Favorite Things, #10: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

A few years ago, on a day when I felt overwhelmed by stresses and tensions and discouraged by observing conflicts where resolution seemed impossible, I browsed through prayers on the Laudate app on my phone and landed on the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I had never really said before. I said it for the first time, and I found … More A Few of My Favorite Things, #10: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy