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Intersection of Faith and Mental Illness

Intersection of Faith and Mental Illness

In my mental health talks to youth groups, I share how there are two parallel lines running through my life. As my spiritual journeyRead more »

REVIEW The Island of Two Trees

REVIEW: The Island of Two Trees

The Island of Two Trees is a story born through the authors creative play with his children, and based off of an actual model island heRead more »

Unless He's Addicted

…Unless He’s Addicted

I yelled at God. I prayed that he let me die. Then I prayed that he make my husband die. God clearly did not want my husband to die, but itRead more »

The 2019 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Resources1

Our Children are Leaving the Church. Here’s What We Can Do About It

Don’t most Catholic children live in Catholic homes with Catholic parents? Shouldn’t that be enough? If we want our kids to remain strongRead more »

RezodelNino

Rezo del Niño

Hoy en día cuesta mucho encontrar familias que quieran preservar estas tradiciones pero para nosotros es parte fundamental de nuestrasRead more »

NavigatingMarriageAtItsWorst

Navigating Marriage at its Worst

How had we gotten to where we were? Why did two people so in love fall so far apart? And the love we once had for each other wasRead more »

True Love Wins

This post is a part of our Real and Raw series.   Aunt #1: “I heard they chose green and lavender as their colors.” Aunt #2: “WhereRead more »

If Only I Hadn’t _________

“If only I hadn’t _____.”  How many of us have said that – days, months, years, decades, after?  Remorse, guilt, shame, self-blame…Read more »

MyChildStruggleswithMentalIllness

My Child Struggles with Mental Illness

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

We Are the Warriors Reflections on Anxiety

We Are the Warriors: Reflections on Anxiety

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look atRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

Have your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as she sharesRead more »

Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

The Cross of Infertility

“So, when are you going to have kids?” It’s one of the most awkward questions I encounter and one of the most stressful, frustrating, andRead more »

How Catholic Crafting Brings Me Closer to Christ

Did you know you can buy lots of empty Altoids tins on eBay? Why would anyone buy empty Altoids tins?! I LOVE ALTOIDS! But I wouldRead more »

Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »