Yes, that’s what I said: You need to be your own best friend. I need to be my own best friend. “Wait!” you might say. “Aren’t you a Christian? Shouldn’t Jesus be my best friend?” Absolutely! But we have to let him in. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; [...]
Author Archive for Margaret Mary Myers
Margaret Mary Myers is a Catholic wife and mother of six adult children. She has written articles for Catholic Exchange, for compilation books, and for various homeschooling magazines. She homeschooled her six children for 26 years. She also writes children's books.
I homeschooled my six children from kindergarten through 12th grade. In the beginning, we were very structured. I enrolled my children with a homeschool program that had once been a school. I spent my life monitoring them doing their “schoolwork”. Watching them produce this much schoolwork ( some of it ‘busy work’) every quarter, every [...]
“People…people who need people…” Barbara Streisand sang in her sixties’ movie Funny Girl. “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world!” Streisand’s singing was over-the-top; music speaks to the soul, and there is so much truth in the song. We need to recognize that we need people. At the same time, though, [...]
Phrases scroll across my mind during these weeks following the peaceful but unexpected death of my 26 year old son Paul. “I want my baby back!” I cried to God the first week or two, although he was no baby. Another one that plays across my mind is: “Why did you [...]
I’ve been battling this same problem for years now: the papers on the dining room table. You see, we have an 8 person table, and usually 4-5 people eating, so I’m able to use one end for the mail. And it piles up, and around, and occasionally down…as paper clutter will do. So yesterday a [...]
I wish, as I first read the article by Marybeth Hicks, “Some Belated Parental Advice to Protestors”, that I had stayed calm long enough to read the blurb after the article and to realize that it was actually written for the Washington Times, not for a Catholic publication. I only realized this when I read James [...]