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Fabulously Featured: Columbus Catholic Women

Welcome to Catholic Sistas’ newest series, featuring some of our friends in the Catholic blogging world entitled Fabulously Featured which will run on Wednesdays. I have always wanted to introduce you to some new blogs to follow and support, but seriously lacked the time to put this together before now. In a Facebook group of fellow Catholic women bloggers, I asked ladies to answer some questions for this series, and they were all too excited to participate! I give you their answers in their own words. 🙂

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Today we turn our attention to Columbus Catholic Women, which is run by Michele Faehnle. This blog is an extension of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference which seeks to enhance the work of the conference itself.

Michele Faehnle

Michele Faehnle

Established

2012

Theme

Faith & Evangelization

Inspiration/Motivation

As the co-director of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference my friend Joyce told me she really felt like we were supposed to start a blog to help further our mission of our once a year conference.   I knew I had been given many talents in life, and writing is not one of my strong points!  I agreed just to be the “back end” and post other women’s writings on our Catholic Women’s Conference website blog.  I ended up taking a blogging class from Sarah Reinhard  and started writing once a week!  I feel in love with writing and sharing my faith in this way.  Our blog has stalled and I am the only one who posts but my motivation to write now stems from meeting women who have read my work and they have shared that I have helped them in their faith journey.

Favorite Element

When I randomly meet someone I don’t know and they say “hey, I know you – I read your blog”

Favorite Post

What Are the Chances?

Balance

Balance is so hard yet so important! I’ve come to realize that my type of personality needs some sort of cognitive outlet to be whole. Otherwise I cannot be the best mom, wife and daughter of God. Practical tips – schedule everything. Put Mass, prayer time, blogging time, exercise time and even date night on your calendar. It keeps you accountable. It’s ok to have to put blogging on the back burner during crazy times {new baby, sick child, etc.}. You can pick it up anytime and start writing again.

Audience

Other women who are on the journey of faith.

 

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Catch Phrase/Tagline

To follow the mission of the CCWC – The mission of the Catholic Women’s Conference is to provide opportunities for women to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, to grow in their realization of their dignity as Catholic women and to strengthen their commitment to be a disciple of Christ.

Advice

Although it’s a lot of work, start small and just write, write, write.  Find a mentor to guide you through.  I tapped into my aunt who is an English teacher and professional journalist for help with my weaknesses.  It’s made me a much better writer.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

Have a question or comment for our featured blogger? Please leave them in the comments below!

Would you {or someone you know} like to be fabulously featured?

Send an email to Martina@CatholicSistas.com and reference the Fabulously Featured series and we’ll get the ball rolling to get you or your friend featured!

 

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About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

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