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Approaching Communion with the Faith of a Child

This past weekend, my oldest daughter, Rose, received her First Holy Communion. My husband and I were primarily responsible for preparingRead more »

St. Hot Mess

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena’s famous quote isRead more »

A Miniature Marian Garden

The Kansas winds have blown  spring in and we have been working in our raised bed gardens planting what will hopefully keep us inRead more »

Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »

April: Dedication to the Holy Spirit and the Holy Eucharist

Last month, we learned about the March devotion to St Joseph. This month we look to April’s dedication: The Holy Spirit and the HolyRead more »

GIVEAWAY: 12 Catholic Through The Year Calendar/Planners!

So, as it turns out, I have 12 copies of 2016 calendar/planners in my possession, friends. I know what you must be thinking, but I’mRead more »

A Story of Love, Sex, and Sacrifice

In the past, those who promoted natural family planning (NFP) almost exclusively focused on the benefits it would bring to your marriage.Read more »

Holy Spirit Cupcakes

April is the month of the Holy Spirit, and on it’s heel comes Pentecost Sunday wherein we’ll observe the feast of the Holy Spirit settlingRead more »

The Year of Mercy and a Consecration to Merciful Love

I recently finished a book that I must share with you. It’s perfect for this Year of Mercy and perfect for all us busy people. You mayRead more »

The Importance of Friendship

There have been many times in my life that I have felt like I was a ship at sea struggling against the storm, wondering where land andRead more »

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The Prayer that Never Fails

One month to go. As I am praying for guidance for writing this month, all that is coming to mind is, “One month to go.” One month fromRead more »

GIVEAWAY: Win a Set of Madonna of the Lilies Notecards!

As I gear up to exit my 30s on Saturday, I thought I would have a little fun in giving away a set of notecards that Monica from DovetailRead more »

True Mercy

One of my sisters-in-law is an elementary teacher in a public school. She once told me that one of the ways she subtly spreads aRead more »

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

“See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!”- 2 Corinthians 6:2 In the past two weeks, I have deep-cleaned myRead more »

St. George Shadow Puppets

Coming up this month on April 23rd, the Church will celebrate the feast day of St. George. Our children have loved St. George since weRead more »