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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
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Across the Miles

Pulling up those roots was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do…our friends threw us a lovely going away partyRead more »

Of Note – April 2019

Let’s face it, we are all busy, modern women and we just don’t have the time or the energy to vet or read everything the CatholicRead more »

What Are Ember Days?

What Are Ember Days?

I’ve been a Catholic for over 20 years and it’s just been recently that I’ve heard of Ember Days. I’m not sure if it’s because theRead more »

Of Note – March 2019

We’ve scoured the Catholic blogosphere and our own archives to bring you worthy orthodox Catholic reading. Grab a cup of coffee, curlRead more »

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 »