Author Archives: Timmerie

abortion / ethics / Marriage / Post Abortion Syndrome / women

Model Charlotte Dawson — To Choose

My heart broke when I heard the tragic story of super model Charlotte Dawson who ended her life after fourteen years of depression. That is, depression that began after her abortion in 2000. In her autobiography Air Kiss and Tell Charlotte shared of her depression struggles over the years. Ex-husband and Olympic swimmer Scott Miller […]

prayer

To Pray or Not to Pray

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." ~ St. ThéRèse of Lisieux ~       A few girls recently asked me to write a blog about prayer. Now this made […]

Body Image / Breast Cancer / California / clothing / culture / Dance / dignity / Marriage / Modesty / politics / Republicans / women

Be a Shirley not a Wrecking Ball

I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching the Shirley Temple movies. My all time favorite was The Littlest Rebel. I cry every time when Shirley’s mom dies and I have a huge crush on John Boles who plays Shirley’s dad. Monday, this childhood actrice died at the age of 85. I find […]

dignity / ethics / homosexuality / Sports

Hard Work vs. Agenda (Sochi Olympics)

I’m having a difficult time with the recognition of homosexuals at the forefront of President Obama’s message for the 2014 Olympics. This could open the floor to conversations on multiple levels. (Feel free to comment.) However, I bring this up for one reason. I love the olympics and always make a tremendous effort to watch […]

Catholic / dignity / education / ethics / faith / family / God / Jesus / lesbian / morality / politics / prayer / Vatican

Catholic Around the World

Sometimes we have this idea that America is the only place in the world. As young Catholics we forget there are other people in different countries who speak different languages, but are Catholic. They stand for the same exact things Catholics in the US stand for! Do you ever feel alone, like the only person […]

dignity / drinking / faith / girl / Modesty / morality / women

Cherished

I realized today how cherished I am by the men in my life, even those who lack respect for other women. Why is it that a friend who otherwise sleeps with every other girl he speaks with can respect and cherish me in a pure and sisterly way? This is something I want for you […]

abortion / culture / death / dignity / ethics / family / Fetal Development / morality / planned parenthood / prayer / pregnancy / Prolife / Vatican / women

41 Years to Go?

I wonder if 41 years from now, as I venture into old age, if today will mark the 82nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the supreme court decision legalizing abortion through all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy in the United States. I wonder if the many marches will continue in 2055. Will hope […]

Bible / Catholic / faith

Flatline

Why is it that highs are so high and lows so low? It’s as if we constantly wait to grasp on to something exciting or devastating in life. Always searching for the next new thing. In other words, when life is flatline it’s often not enough. I work in a pregnancy resource center that helps […]

Body Image / dignity / Modesty / Partying / women

Twerk That

Ladies, please take a minute to watch the video if nothing else. Many of us have gotten a laugh or two our of the ridiculous twerking videos gone wrong. While some of the videos are admittedly funny, twerking is quite the thing for girls to do whether on the dance floor or on YouTube for […]

Bible / Courage / death / TV

Life or Death: Downton Abbey Season Four

Downton Abbey **Spoiler Alert** I have to say — I am obsessed with Downton Abbey. From Mary to Thomas this show has my full attention. I dreaded missing the last episode of season three last year while travelling in Europe. Upon finishing the third season I was devastated by the death of Matthew. Finally, Downton […]