I am the eldest of seven children, a daughter/sister/aunt/great-aunt/niece; committed prayer-partner, retiree who's worked as a certified hospital chaplain. I am Roman/Latin Catholic. I'm a Republican by registration; a 'theocon/values voter' by self-definition. The so-called "life issues" are of foundational importance to me. I read voraciously, cross-stitch periodically. I listen to everything - especially the flagship Podcast among others and the "Song of the Day" here. One of my joys is weekly participation in the Member Audio Meetup. Check it out - and Join Us!