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Shiela is a widow and mother of five children from elementary to High school. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and art therapist but her primary vocation is to be a mom. She discovered apologetics while cruising around social networks and finding her faith under attack. She approaches apologetics with humor and everyday stories and hopes to ignite a fire of joyful catholic culture that will spread throughout the world. In the wake of her husband's death, she will be sharing her grief journey.
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Loving the Restless Heart

First shared on social media yesterday in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, we thought we’d go ahead and share in blog postRead more »

Happy Valentines Ash Wednesday

Happy Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the first installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid lookRead more »

Raising Pro-Life Leaders: #whywemarch

It’s 6:00 am and the alarm rings on a cold, dark January morning. Before my feet hit the ground, I fully experience the decadent warmth ofRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

The Art of the Rosary: Experiencing the Rosary in Mind, Body, and Spirit

I discovered a new practice of the Rosary by chance one day when a client of mine cancelled at the last minute. I am a LicensedRead more »

Lord Have Mercy: Living Faith, Hope, and Love in the Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Church will commence the jubilee year of Mercy. The order of theRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

The Happy Catholic: A Summer Resource Guide

We are living in some crazy times. The headlines can be very discouraging to the devout. Suddenly, it seems we are living in a parallelRead more »

You Did It To Me: Feed the Hungry

Welcome to the series “You did it to me” where we will be discussing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. This will be aRead more »

On the 5th Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me….light.  On this 5th day of Christmas, I am challenged to seek the light that Christ gave us for Christmas.Read more »

Nine Words We Must Say Everyday

When I was young child growing up in the 70’s,  I remember seeing greeting cards and cheesy home décor with the quote, “Love means neverRead more »

Destination Eternity: The Vacation of a Lifetime

A funny thing happened during a hike on my family vacation this past summer.  Or, you could say it was a God thing.  You decide.  I willRead more »

Why on Earth Would You Follow Him?

“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”  Jesus does not offer his disciplesRead more »

Dear June Bride: A Love Letter to the Catholic Brides of Summer

…And Fall, Winter, and Spring brides,too. For various reasons, June is known as the month of weddings. Wedded bliss has been on my mindRead more »

Five Things Being a Mom has Taught Me About Our Father

We are told that we have been made in the image and likeness of God. Could it be true for our parenting, too?   More often than not, I feelRead more »