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Why Everyone Needs to Read Hatchet (Not Just 6th Graders)

Reading for Work? Heaven. I’ve recently started teaching 5th and 6th grade Language Arts classes (basically English Class, I’m not quiteRead more »

My Island of Lost Things

I’m not quite sure when I officially began calling my eccentric Catholic behavior a “ministry of lost things.” I’m not even completely sureRead more »

Contemplating Eternity: The Encouragement of Our Lady of Fatima

We are living in dark, perilous times – no darker and no more perilous than the times preceding today’s society. However, asRead more »

The Story Behind Catholic Sistas and Dovetail Ink

The original rendition of Our Lady of the Lilies is the first thing I see when I enter my home. By now, you’ve probably noticed thatRead more »

Stop Running in Circles & Accept Our Lady’s Gift

Everyone has their own story from 9/11/2001. When my husband called me on the phone from work, I turned on the television and watched theRead more »

A Recipe for Catholicism

Being Christian is tough at times. Being Catholic? Even harder most times! Sometimes, as Catholics, it can be difficult to explain ourRead more »

That They All May Be One: Mother As Peacemaker

Recently a dear priest gave a homily on St. Elizabeth of Portugal. She was the great-granddaughter of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Like theRead more »

Praying the Angelus: A Book Review

I grew up in a Catholic family but never heard of the Angelus prayer until well into adulthood. Even after hearing it mentioned in passingRead more »

TRUST JESUS TO SHOW UP!

One of the scariest places in the world is in a courtroom opposing an ex-spouse. I have known few anxieties that could hold a candle toRead more »

Vacation Transformation – Travel And The Road To Self-Discovery

School has ended and the hustle and bustle that comes with all the juggling of schedules and activities has come to a halt. By now you’veRead more »

Saint Makers: Forgiving and Forgiveness

One of the biggest challenges I have undertaken was forgiving my ex-husband. I think most people who have walked this single parent roadRead more »

Father’s Day Liturgy: Cheerios, Tears, and Prayer

Mass with a five year old and a two year old. It’s a beautiful, chaotic, maddening, complicated adventure, isn’t it? The longest hour ofRead more »

Faith Like a Mustard Seed… or a Vinca

I’ve never been much of a gardener, but I do enjoy keeping a few potted plants on my back patio during the summer. I love theRead more »

A Magnificat Year

My palms were sweating like crazy. It was only my second attempt at the Sacrament of Reconciliation since returning to the Catholic ChurchRead more »

When God’s Voice Sounds Different

  I recently found out that I will be needing surgery soon to remove a cyst on my ovary. This isn’t a very abnormal occurrence,Read more »