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Interview with Chantal Baros of Shining Light Dolls

I was lucky enough to meet Chantal Baros at a lively All Saints celebration that a very generous mutual friend hosted for a groupRead more »

Prayer Amongst the Scrub Oak

Confession: I’m a spiritual slacker.  No, really I am.  I don’t want to be that way but no matter how much I’ve tried toRead 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 »

Real and Raw

Real and Raw – A 2018 Catholic Sistas Series

Welcome to our new series, Real and Raw: Soul-Stirring Stories. In this series, guest authors* will get “real and raw” about the mostRead more »

Striving, Growing, Rejoicing: Be Your Own Holy Family

A few weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Family. It is a beautiful celebration of the Blessed Mother, Joseph, and theRead more »

Jumping Off the Complain Train

Sometimes, I’m a willing passenger. But most of the time, I promote myself all the way up to chief engineer. I’m talking about theRead 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 »

Scripture and the Beauty of Understanding

I think we can get into dangerous waters very quickly when we try to interpret things on our own. It’s like misunderstanding song lyrics.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 »

Praying with My Husband

I grew up in a faithful Catholic household with Catholic parents who prayed with us and with each other. I thought that wasRead 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 »

UP and Out of The Fog

It’s funny–I didn’t realize there was a fog to come up out of until I looked back. I thought it was normal – youRead more »

All Things Visible and Invisible

Over a year ago, we learned that our third child would be born with Down Syndrome. The doctor called about a potential marker forRead more »

Anxiety is the devil

I’ve battled some serious anxiety in my life. I was diagnosed with extreme anxiety at one point. I suffered from shaky hands, heavyRead more »