Ann Burns Articles

Uninviting Your Inner Mr. Grinch

The holidays promise magic, warmth, and glad tidings, but only too often you hear people dreading the upcoming festivities because of family drama —be it political, personal, or what have you. It’s only too easy to let anticipated discord soil the wonder and hope of this time of year.

What Motivates You? A Look at Root Sin

To be more ourselves, we must lean into Christ and strive for holiness. We were made by God and for God, and only living a life congruent with that provides freedom. It’s like walking into a clean room; you’re free to move about, rest, and attend to the day’s needs. You’re not confined by mess.

Rethinking “Self-Care”

What we too often forget is:
Women are important.
Mothers are important.
Homemakers are important.

If we truly believe this, then we must believe that the rituals that sustain them are also important.

Cozy Up with These Edifying Reads

There is something intrinsically magical about the autumnal air. It is a perfect blend of the ethereal and melancholy as summer's easy-going brightness shifts into the deep, thoughtful hues of Autumn -- Nature's Passion.  It is a season of change, leaving behind old...