One of my favorite things to do with an empty wine bottle is to turn it into a candle.  (Of course, my favorite thing to do with a full wine bottle is to turn it into an empty wine bottle!) I like to save up a good supply of bottles, and then set aside time […]

Even if it’s still colder than I’d like outside, Spring has at least arrived on the calendar.  I had a fun time making these eggshell candles for our kitchen table centerpiece, and I thought I’d share. It started with a dozen eggs.  Between breakfast, baking, and other kitchen adventures, we usually go through two dozen […]

Lit candles are common in most Catholic churches around the world.  According to A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals, Catholics light candles to show solidarity with other Christians around the world and to show solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is being offered. To me candles have always been a symbol of hope […]

On this visit to Notre Dame, I tried to capture the beautiful, old church from a fresh perspective. What do you think?  Any feedback for me?  Do you have a favorite shot below? Notre Dame Photo #1.  A view of the cathedral from the walkway down by the Seine. Notre Dame Photo #2.  A shot […]