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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

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 »

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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 »

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

The World Needs the Rosary Now More Than Ever

Saint Dominic and the Rosary Early in the 13th century in a church in Prouilhe, France, Saint Dominic poured out in prayer his grief andRead more »

The Ultimate 2018 Lenten Book List for Families

I love the idea of having a family Lenten practice.  For several years, we have chosen to spend 30 minutes of each day readingRead 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 »