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Charla is a life-long Catholic, married since 1995. She has three children who attend Catholic school and university. Charla has been teaching high school English literature at the same Catholic high school she attended for over 15 years. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Latin American Studies, and Secondary Education, as well as a Masters degree in Education. Charla has served as a lector and Eucharistic minister at her parish and school. She enjoys reading, cooking, running, and all activities involving her children. Her special devotions are to the Blessed Mother, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and the Holy Rosary.

A Letter to my Christian Friends

I am a Cradle Catholic. From the moment I was conceived, I was meant to be Catholic and I feel very fortunate because of this. Having saidRead more »

Jesus Big and Tall

Ever think about what Jesus was like when he lived? I mean what he looked like.  I have wondered about this quite often, especially inRead more »

The Age of Entitlement

I have been thinking about the concept of entitlement quite a bit lately.  What exactly does entitlement mean?  According to MerriamRead more »

Betty or Veronica?

In mainstream culture, this question is presented to us females as: What kind of girl are you?  What kind of girl do you want to be? Read more »

Potpourri

     My six year old daughter and I make potpourri.  It was never a planned craft we intended, but nevertheless, it is now something weRead more »

Luminous Mysteries—Everyday Style

The Luminous Mysteries haven’t been around long, but they affect us profoundly, because we are made aware of Christ’s divinity—that part ofRead more »

The Sorrowful Mysteries… Everyday Style

I will admit the Sorrowful Mysteries are the most difficult for me to pray.  I must contemplate my own sinfulness and meditate upon loss inRead more »

God’s Instruction Book for Parents

As parents, we are always looking for extra support in rearing our children as people of God.  I have collected a few quotes and would likeRead more »

The Man With a PLAN…

Keeping with Natural Family Planning Week, I would like to share my experience with NFP. Years ago, right before I got married, myRead more »

Here Comes the Judge!

“Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1). We have all heard differing ideas about what judgment means. Being judgmental isRead more »

A Tribute to a Living Saint

Have you ever had one of those people in your life who you just could not live without and who has had such a profound impact on you and onRead more »

The Glorious Mysteries—Everyday Style

I wrote previously about how praying the Rosary and applying the mysteries to my day to day life is what makes it meaningful to me. IRead more »

The Joyful Mysteries—Everyday Style

Like most Catholic mothers, I derive great strength from the Blessed Mother. She is everything I aspire to be as a mother, as a woman, andRead more »

Why Catholic Schools?

What makes Catholic school so great?   Why do I choose it for my own children?  I attended Catholic school from first grade until highRead more »

Knight in Shining Armor

I recently read the Hunger Games trilogy and besides the essence of humanity that develops in the characters, the notion of sacrificeRead more »

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