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Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Patience

This is the fourth of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PATIENCE. Be sure to seeRead more »

Will the Next Pope Be the Antichrist? The Last Pope? Is The End Near? and other burning questions

https://www.facebook.com/DesignsbyBirgit With the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there has been a whirlwind of speculation aboutRead more »

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement

The final Angelus – 24 February 2013. Handout photo provided by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano.Read more »

All You Need Is Love

The Beatles were right, all we need is love.  As the father of nine children, one of my biggest concerns is ensuring that my childrenRead more »

A Letter to my Christian Friends

I am a Cradle Catholic. From the moment I was conceived, I was meant to be Catholic and I feel very fortunate because of this. Having saidRead more »

Crammed with Heaven

Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common brush afire with God; But only he who see takes off his shoes. The rest sitRead more »

Goal Setting in {Catholic} Homeschooling

Before setting your goals for your homeschool take a moment first to make a list of why you want to this. Once your list is completed,Read 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 »

Loneliness seems worse…

I went to a funeral a few weeks ago.  A close friend of mine from high school and college lost her father after a sudden stroke.  My momRead more »

The Bells and Smells of Mass – Why Our Senses Matter When We Worship

We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us aRead more »

Please Place It on My Heart!

Place what on your heart, you must be thinking? Shhh, calmate {that’s Spanish for shhh}. I’ll get there soon enough. Let meRead more »

A Penitent Heart

Have you ever wondered how God can love you so much even though you are a sinner?  It’s hard to imagine someone loving us even when we’veRead more »

10 Steps to Start {Catholic} Homeschooling

Recently, in a Catholic Homeschool group on Facebook, a mom commented about her doubts regarding homeschooling. My dear friend and bloggerRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Peace

This is the third of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PEACE . Be sure to see previousRead more »

Soul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood

I am in mourning. No, no one close to me has died, there has been no divorce – no loss of home or means of income. My loss relates to myRead more »

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