Moving Can Be Tough On Kids

What makes a house a home? Anyone who has moved knows that moving into a new house doesn't always seem like home for a while. It helps to...

Homecomings

This time of year many alumni of the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children return to visit. Some have come to attend graduation. Some are on...

One Foot in Front of the Other

(By guest blogger, Laura Duquette) Have you ever been through a difficult time where it seemed no matter which way you turned, some...

You Have to be Ready to Run

I didn't know why the little boy always carried his backpack with him. It was stuffed to the hilt. And, so, one day I asked him if he...

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

I recently had to paint a self-portrait along with some other teacher colleagues for an art project on behalf of our school. It was an...

Roommates

Have ever had a college roommate? If so, then you surely have plenty of stories to tell from that experience: some good, some bad. What...

Be a Light!

(By guest blogger, Laura Duquette) I always like this time of year. It’s still chilly some days and most nights, everything is colorless,...

Homesickness

Years ago, I was a summer camp counselor for a residential summer camp. Campers stayed for two weeks at a time for three sessions. Some...

Dear Mother

I was speaking with a man this week whose brother and he have established a scholarship to their alma mater in honor of their parents. It...

How Can I Keep from Singing?

(Guest blogger, Laura Duquette) What gives you joy in life? Recently I heard a hymn at church that always leaves me humming. It’s...

Cabin Fever

Fundraising this time of year is hard. It's cold and overcast almost every day in Vermont. Many of us are suffering from "cabin fever." ...

Is There Anybody in the Audience for Me?

There is a loneliness that accompanies poverty. That loneliness seeks community and it seeks family. One notices it especially with...

Snowflakes

(By guest blogger, Laura Duquette) Looking out the window this time of year, the landscape looks like a big, white blanket. It’s hard to...

A Cinderella Story?

I received in the mail this week some touching thank-you cards from the boys and girls at the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The St....

No More Procrastination!

I was talking today with my 7th and 8th graders at Good Shepherd Catholic School where I teach part-time. At the very end of class, I...

You Won't Need a Camel For This Trip

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany recorded in the Gospel of Matthew which describes the Magi who follow the star until they find the...

Celebrating the 100th Blog

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family. It always occurs on the Sunday following Christmas. This year, the two feasts are back-to-back...

Making Christmas Memories

(by guest blogger, Laura Duquette) Growing up I remember vividly that after spending a fun Christmas Eve with family, there was nothing I...

The Hard Pavement

"Cet enfant ne se sentait jamais si bien que dans la rue. Le pavé lui était moins dur que le coeur de sa mère." In case your French is a...