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Author Archives: Maurisa Mayerle

Maurisa is a Catholic convert from a non-denominational Evangelical background, happily married to a “retread” cradle Catholic. Chris and Maurisa have been married since 1991 and have 7 amazing and unique children. In 2012, Chris retired from the Air Force, took a corporate pilot position, and the family moved to beautiful Utah. Her interests include creative cookery, photography, reading, singing, apologetics, homeschooling, traveling, hiking, gardening, and caring for her 8 laying hens and 1 bully rooster. Maurisa maintains a personal blog at www.halfadozenproductions.blogspot.com
A Faithful Catholic's Guide to Social Media Interactions

A Faithful Catholic’s Guide to Social Media Interactions

I’m going to get a bit preachy here, so please bear with me, but I think it might be good to re-evaluate our own behavior on social media.Read more »

Of Note – A Collection of Orthodox Catholic Reading

Happy New Year, Sistas! Are you as excited about the new series we have coming in 2019 as I am? I cannot wait to read more ofRead more »

15 Ways to Raise Pro-Life Children

In our family, life issues are discussed frequently and at length.  My husband and I have felt it to be vitally important for our childrenRead more »

Reflections on the Nativity

I’ve been reading Saint Francis de Sales Introduction to the Devote Life and applying some his proscribed practices to my prayerRead more »

Advent Traditions–The Jesse Tree

Our parish priest despises the Jesse Tree. Sadly it is for good reason. As a seminarian, the liturgy director absolutely forbid ChristmasRead more »

That I Might Be Perfected In Him

That I Might Be Perfected in Him

I believed that with my whole being, but what were His grand plans for me? In reality, He has chipped away at my ideas of greatness andRead more »

Super Simple Sheet-pan Suppers

We are one month into a new school year. Are y’all as crazy busy as my family? Looking at my calendar I’m seeing only oneRead more »

Chicken Caesar Salad

During the dog days of summer I could eat salad every day. There is just something about the crisp refreshing flavors of gardenRead more »

Responding to Crisis

Responding to Crisis

Right now the Church needs our prayers more than ever.  This crisis has all the hallmarks of a satanic attack on Mother Church. As aRead more »

Fifty and Fabulous

A year ago, as I turned forty-nine, the panic set in. How did fifty years fly by so soon? I was dealing with rolling hot flashes (amongRead more »

Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

I have a love/hate relationship with summer break. I love having freedom from planning and writing weekly lesson plans and from the hoursRead more »

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Did you know Catholics in this country are still encouraged to forgo meat on Fridays, not just during Lent, but throughout the year? TheRead more »

The Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 2.JPG

The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 2

In part one of “The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration,” I laid out the fascinating history behind the practice ofRead more »

The Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 1

The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part I

I boldly raised my hand and asked, “Do we have to believe that it is truly His body and blood to be Catholic?” His answer wasRead more »

Running to the Tomb

Running to the Tomb

Peter’s brow is furrowed with worry and his eyes are open wide in suspense.  One wonders what thoughts were running through theirRead more »