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Foes Fans and Friends: Discerning Opinions and Dominions

Foes, Fans, and Friends – Discerning Opinions and Dominions

by: Linda DeliaThe people we surround ourselves with play a huge part in helping us discern who we are in God. So when those comments comeRead more »

Journeying to Christ

Last year, The Shepherd on a Search was all the rage. Touted as a Christian-based answer to the Elf on the Shelf, the premise seemed toRead 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 »

I Did Nothing for Lent

The Year I Did NOTHING For Lent

How I gave up nothing, took on nothing…and left everything to the Lord.   My Plan for an All-Star Lent It was Lent 2014. I wasRead more »

The 2018 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Sacrifices

Lent is coming up fast (in one week actually) so if you haven’t given any thought to your Lenten sacrifices for the upcomingRead more »

Kids and Lent

Keeping Your Kids Engaged Throughout Lent

Can you believe that we are having a conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth?Read more »

The Art of “Practicing” NFP

::photo from Pixabay:: A friend of mine told me once that it’s true that you really “practice” Natural Family Planning. You don’t do it,Read more »

We Want You…. To Take a Sabbath (here’s 5 suggestions how)

Doing Nothing My husband is really good at doing nothing in the best of ways.  In my husband’s mind weekends are for waking up late,Read more »

Reform Yourself! A New Year’s Resolution and Book Review

As the New Year rolls in many of us are taking a long, hard look at our lives. If we are honest with ourselves we can see many areas whereRead more »

It Really IS That Simple

Years ago I found myself in the darkest days. Illness, fatigue, and depression were my constant companions, but not only. Of course I hadRead more »

“A Wrinkle in Time” Is Too Weird For Me (and that’s awesome)

So…spoilers.  You’ve been warned.     It’s too weird… So I’m about to start teaching Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle) toRead more »

Sacramentals, Mercy, Advent, Oh My!

Not long ago, I attended an event where an icebreaker game was played. The icebreaker was to count up how many Sacramentals we had on eachRead 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 »

Something Beautiful

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have given up on most platforms. Twitter seems like a savage wasteland to me. PeopleRead 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 »