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God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

I hate the cliché “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I’ve spent a decade as a single mom and I’ll assure you this isn’t true.Read more »

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

by: Devon WattamFast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busyRead more »

The Hard Work of Love

The Hard Work of Love

by: Krista SteeleThe real hard work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after.  True love is not an easy path.  True love isRead more »

The Sacramentality of Shoes

The Sacramentality of Shoes

by: Allison WelchJust like that. The diaper bags and car seats are gone. The baby gates and playpens are put away.  I don’t own a singleRead more »

Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

by: Maurisa MayerleI have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plansRead more »

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest's Father's Day ROCK!

10 Great Ways to Make Your Priest’s Father’s Day ROCK!

by: Martina KreitzerThey definitely need all the prayers we can send their way! When I had an emergency appendectomy, both Father Dean andRead more »

Thirteen Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ Thirteen Simply Great Ideas

13 Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ 13 Simply Great Ideas

My firstborn graduated from a high school course of study accepted by the state of Alaska and is now attending college (paid for byRead more »

Sanctifying the Ordinary

Sanctifying the Ordinary

I have been changing diapers for the last 14 years of my life- a task that I first approached with a mix of apprehension and excitement asRead more »

Swimsuits and Son Bathing

Well, it’s here again. That wonderful season where bathing beauties fill the covers of our favorite magazines announcing the latest andRead more »

The Guiding Light of Mary: Inspiration for Deepening Our Relationship with Christ

The month of May is one of two months devoted to Mary, the mother of God. This past Lent, I found myself reflecting on the ways in whichRead more »

Holy Budgeting_ Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Holy Budgeting: Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Money, more specifically budgeting, is one of those topics that everyone urges you to sort out before you get married. Make sure you areRead more »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 3): Recognizing Honor, Dignity, and Beauty of Children

by: Anni HarryIn Matthew 19:14, Christ made it abundantly clear His love extends even to the littlest of us, by instructing His disciples,Read more »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 2): Recognizing Our Spouse Through the Eyes of Christ

I previously wrote about how we should love ourselves as Christ loved us on the Cross. He recognizes our inherent worth and beauty,Read more »

My Kid Drinks Juice in Mass - Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

My Kid Drinks Juice during Mass – Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Please let me explain. THE JUICE INCIDENT My son’s iPod rings several times from his pocket. He pullsRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »