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We can never know where God's amazing plans for our life will take us, and Lynne is a perfect example. Growing up, she was a Baptist girl in deep East Texas. After college, she married, converted to Catholicism and spent the next fifteen years growing in faith in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado. Now, she lives with her husband and seven children on a farm in a tiny Midwestern town. Though twenty years have passed since her conversion, she still feels like she's only scratched the surface of the glorious riches of the Church. She has a special love for Teresa of Avila and Blessed John Paul II.

Lean on Me

My son, when you come to serve the LORD, stand in justice and fear, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast,Read more »

Giving Them Back

If you love something, let it go free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never yours to beginRead more »

My Love Affair with the Pope

What is it about an elderly man ascending to the Chair of Peter that causes me, an old Baptist girl, to swoon?  I swell with pride, myRead more »

Giving Up Greeley

“The lukewarm do not embrace the cross, they merely drag it along.” St. Teresa of Avila Eight years ago, my family left Greeley, Colorado.Read more »

Ordinary Girl’s Guide to Abandonment

For at least a year now I have been slowly, slowly reading my way through Fr. Jean Pierre de Caussade’s Abandonment to Divine Providence. Read more »

Fasting for Freedom

It’s the Christmas season: a time of feasting that we anticipate all year.  As much as I want to savor this time, I find myselfRead more »

Vietnam, Lepers and Vocations

On the eve of the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, a story of Vietnam seemed appropriate. About half-way up the Eastern coast of Vietnam,Read more »

Running in the Dark

Not long ago, I was mentally exhausted in the wake of a devastating family crisis.  Though I cannot say I felt abandoned by God, I wasRead more »

Woman in Love: An Interview with Katie Hartfiel

    Katie Hartfiel is a 29 year-old wife and mother of two.  She and her husband Mark live in Houston where they are bothRead more »

Behold the Lamb Cake!

Warning: The following article does not contain any references to humility or penitence. Our lamb cake tradition began the year myRead more »

I Stand Against Planned Parenthood

[Note: The following is in response to a menacing, vitriolic letter endorsed by Planned Parenthood and featured on their website.] ThisRead more »

The Miracle of the Bead

 “What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains andRead more »

Of P90X and the Holy Rosary

“To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.”* In this new year, weight loss and physicalRead more »

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