Hello, friends! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Lindsay Wilcox, and this is a blog about my attempt to live joyfully and to help you do the same.
I am a black Catholic woman who loves Jesus, grammar, and Harry Potter (usually in that order). I’m originally from southern Maryland, but my life has taken me to many places around the country and around the world.
I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland (in English) and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (in education). Currently, home is Louisville, Kentucky, but I’ll always be a Maryland girl at heart.
Most recently in my working life, I managed contracts for a general contractor in Texas (in construction). Before that, I taught high school English in Alabama while earning my master’s degree, and I worked in campus ministry at the University of Texas at Austin. I studied engineering in high school.
My family makes up most of the recurring characters on my blog. I have one younger sister, who’s a recent Maryland grad. She lives in South Carolina. I also have a younger brother, who plays Division III football in Pennsylvania. My parents are still married (to each other), and they live in Maryland. My boyfriend, Mr. Man (not his real name), also lives in Louisville.
“The things that we love tell us what we are.” —St. Thomas Aquinas
I try to live out my Catholicism adjective-free: not “devout Catholic,” not “traditional Catholic,” not even “faithful Catholic”—just “Catholic.” However, my religious life is extremely important to me.
Everything I write here or have ever written online or offline comprises my own opinions, which are not necessarily those of my present or past employers or Catholic organizations to which I belong or have belonged. I recognize the authority of my local bishop in the Archdiocese of Louisville and of Pope Francis.
I am open and honest about my faith, but I am not trying to convert you. If you’re interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, I would be happy to talk with you. Only you can decide if you want to be converted.
“If ever I should say something that isn’t in conformity with what the Holy Roman Catholic Church holds, it will be through ignorance and not through malice. This can be held as certain, and also that through the goodness of God I always am, and will be, and have been subject to her.” —St. Teresa of Avila
If you want to know more, ask…or keep reading.
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