Culture

Blueberries and Beads

By Michelle DiFranco | Photography By Shane Folkertsma | Rosary Image By Getty Images/Dynamic Graphics/Dynamic Graphics Group/Getty Images Plus | Blueberries Image By Getty Images/MorePics/iStock/Getty Images Plus | May 2022


In our house, we love our blueberries. Whether in smoothies, homemade jam, cereal or in baked goods, we include them in just about everything.

Dare to Be Different

By Michelle DiFranco | Photography by Shane Folkertsma | November 2021


For some people, there is one thing missing at Thanksgiving: Chocolate. Why can’t there be any chocolate desserts? There is often virtue in having the courage to be different.

Lost and Found

By Michelle DiFranco | Photography by Shane Folkertsma | June 2021


I learned recently that there is a formal prayer one can say to St. Anthony, calling upon his intercession to help locate a lost article.

Piece of Cake



The creator of the cynical, yet beloved, orange cartoon cat, Garfield, had a humorous way of proclaiming the fictional character’s passion for comfort food.