Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Welcome to Of Sound Mind and Spirit

During the last election year, Lisa and I traded emails, news links, and musings on the myriad of issues facing our world. We debated, we reasoned, we traded quips and sarcasm. Although we both keep family blogs, those weren't really the place to share our thoughts with others. Facebook has allowed us to reconnect with friends of all backgrounds, but it's not really the place to do more than link to news items that capture our attention. Here we hope to fill that gap we feel is missing.

A few things about us: we're both Catholic, raised during the late 70s, early 80's era of "lost Catholics". After 12 years of CCE we can't recite the cathecism and we may not be able to discern the difference between a mortal and venial sin, but we know that "God Loves Us. " It has been as adults, as mothers, raising our children in the Catholic church, that we are experiencing a return to our faith, a need to delve more deeply into what it means to us. Our Spirit of Love.

We were raised to respect authority, but to reason and think for ourselves. Throughout our lives we were told to be independent, but as grown women with families and children we both call ourselves conservative. We respect life, individuality, and personal responsibility. We believe in education, as both of us have upper level degrees - in History and in the Law. Our Spirit of Power.

So here is our place to contemplate the changes facing our society today. We hope that you will follow us as we discuss issues important to our lives.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


  1. Shelly, I love the introduction. Thank you for writing our first post of what I hope are many! I'm really looking forward to this adventure with you.

  2. Congratulations on your new blog. I love the title; I love the look; and I especially love my two daughters. You make me even prouder than I was before to see you two work together on this common bond. Love, Mom

  3. A terrific blog! I added your link to my page called Catholic Links for the Family, at my blog Kathleen's Catholic. God bless!


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