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Misty converted to Catholicism from atheism 13 years ago, just a week after becoming a mother to her first child. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked full-time as a magazine writer and editor. She has been married to her best friend for nearly 20 years and looks forward to many more decades by his side. Her days are now spent cooking, doing laundry, freelance writing, and homeschooling her five children. After spending so much of her life in spiritual darkness, she revels in the joy of being Catholic. Without a doubt, the Lord’s greatest gift to her has been saving her from a life without Him.

“You Did It To Me”: Counsel the Doubtful

Welcome to the series “You Did It To Me” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be a twice aRead more »

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand?–Part 2

In Part 1, we talked about how a person knows he’s transgendered. This is important, because we must ask ourselves if as a society we’reRead more »

Bruce Jenner: What Does Love Demand? Part 1

I was 18 when I encountered my first transgender person: Kevin was a sweet young man with a petite frame, high-pitched voice, and feminineRead more »

The War on Cops Has to End

A few weeks ago, I walked into the grocery store and was immediately assaulted by the Time magazine cover declaring that “BLACK LIVESRead more »

Book Review–Smile of a Ragpicker: The Life of Satoko Kitahara

Japanese culture has always been close to our family. My husband was born in Tokyo; his Irish-American parents had settled in the mountainsRead more »

Take Me to Church…the Mega-Church, That Is

My best female friend is a non-practicing Catholic. Like many lapsed Catholics, she attends Mass twice a year (Christmas and Easter).Read more »

Seven Things That Are (Way) Better as a Catholic

Having spent most of my life as an atheist (I converted just 13 years ago), I have a good basis of comparison for the difference betweenRead more »

Ode to Feminine Genius: Discovering Her Feminine Beauty

This is the ninth installment in the series of Ode to Feminine Genius: Proverbs 31 Catholic Woman. Today’s topic will cover A BeautifulRead more »

Movie Review: “Old Fashioned” Is a Beautiful Modern Love Story

Old Fashioned tells the story of Clay and Amber, two very flawed people trying to find their beloved God’s way this time. It’sRead more »

The Travesty of Two Daddies

Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’sRead more »

Christmas Joy is a Choice, Not a Feeling

In early November, long before Thanksgiving, I started Christmas shopping. Not because I’m obsessed with my kids having the latestRead more »

For a Simpler Life, Get Rid of Your Soul-Sucking STUFF

Does anyone REALLY need a 64-piece set of food storage containers? I think not. You all know the drill–every December, stuff startsRead more »

The Best Little Charity You Never Knew

Two weeks ago, I picked up a magazine off our parish’s literature rack and thumbed through it. Halfway through, I saw an articleRead more »

Three Cool Tools for Getting Kids to Do Their Chores

I knew when we had three kids in three years that we were going to have to get them involved in the household upkeep as soon as possible.Read more »

Movie Review: The Identical

Without realizing it, Ryan Wade (Blake Rayne) begins impersonating his twin brother, Drexel Hemsley. Yesterday, I enjoyed an advancedRead more »