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AnnAliese is a proud Army wife to her husband Chris and mother to their two young children. She has a BA in History, a Masters in Social Work, and has worked with disabled veterans, troubled teens, and in early childhood intervention therapy. Since the birth of her children, she has dedicated her time to volunteering with Army Community Services and several military chapel communities. As a cradle-Catholic, AnnAliese has been active in the Church since she was a child. As an adult, she has spent time serving as a lector, EMHC, Adoration coordinator, and Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC) chapter president and vice president. She also blogs about topics of Catholicism, parenting, and military life at A Beautiful, Camouflaged Mess of A Life. You can also follow her on Twitter @BeautifulCamoMe, on Instagram at beautifulcamouflagedmess, or on Facebook at A Beautiful, Camouflaged Mess of A Life.
A Name Most Powerful_ Mary for CS

A Name Most Powerful: Mary

Yet, we see in the Gospels that she also kept all things in her heart. The difficult moments in teaching a toddler-Jesus to not tantrum, orRead more »

Lent & Confession: Growing Closer to Christ

Lent & Confession: Growing Closer to Christ

I was once told to pray for the person I was struggling to like and respect. I didn’t want to pray for them, but I grudgingly undertookRead more »

FosteringUnityTheLessonsBeginatHome

Fostering Unity: The Lessons Begin At Home

Satan loves division. In fact, Satan thrives on division. As I’ve explained to my six year old before, Satan does a little happy dance anyRead more »

God’s Final Act of Mercy: A Reminder to Remember the Faithful Departed This November

Only when I came back to the Church a few years ago did I hear the phrase, “Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord; and, may Your PerpetualRead more »

The Obstacle...The Desire...The Rosary

The Obstacle… the Desire… the Rosary

Devotions are amazing, personal, and prayerful ways of deepening each individual’s relationship with God. There are more devotions promotedRead more »

Weathering the Storm

I recently sat inside our family’s RV on a Sunday afternoon, watching the lightening, listening to the thunder, and seeing the raindropsRead more »

The Power of Prayer_A Reminder of Mercy

The Power of Prayer: A Reminder of Mercy

Through our life’s experiences, and the decisions we intentionally make, we are fully able to join ourselves with Jesus, and to envisionRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead 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 »

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

In Matthew 19:14, Christ made it abundantly clear His love extends even to the littlest of us, by instructing His disciples, “Let theRead 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 »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 1): Recognizing Our Own Love, Light, and Goodness

Love As Christ Loved (Part 1): Recognizing Our Own Love, Light, and Goodness

God is Love. God is Light. God is Goodness. God’s arch-enemy, is determined to destroy all of God’s Creation – determined toRead more »

The Missing Component of the #MeToo Movement

The Missing Component of the #MeToo Movement

Anger, one of the many emotions we may feel on a daily basis, can be used as a tool. It can be a catalyst for change. In fact, it isRead more »

“Peter Moments” and Lent

…the more I realized I had just experienced a “Peter moment.” A moment in which I was called to identify Christ in my life, or it wasRead 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 »