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Thirteen Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ Thirteen Simply Great Ideas

13 Years of {Catholic} Homeschooling ~ 13 Simply Great Ideas

My firstborn graduated from a high school course of study accepted by the state of Alaska and is now attending college (paid for byRead more »

Hello, Depression, My Old Friend

Hello Depression, My Old Friend…

Welcome to this installment in the series REAL AND RAW – SOUL-STIRRING STORIES, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead more »

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

by: Stephanie RothMy pursuit to be an authentic believer was noble. The problem is that I placed myself at the center of my pursuitRead more »

Sanctifying the Ordinary

Sanctifying the Ordinary

I have been changing diapers for the last 14 years of my life- a task that I first approached with a mix of apprehension and excitement asRead more »

Refrigerator Catechism: Saint Teresa Magnets

Refrigerator Catechism {Saint Teresa Magnets}

Saint Teresa!  Can you believe it’s official?!?!!!  Even before I was Catholic I admired the person that Mother Teresa wasRead more »

Swimsuits and Son Bathing

Well, it’s here again. That wonderful season where bathing beauties fill the covers of our favorite magazines announcing the latest andRead 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 Guiding Light of Mary: Inspiration for Deepening Our Relationship with Christ

The month of May is one of two months devoted to Mary, the mother of God. This past Lent, I found myself reflecting on the ways in whichRead more »

The Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 1

The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part I

by: Maurisa MayerleI boldly raised my hand and asked, “Do we have to believe that it is truly His body and blood to be Catholic?” HisRead more »

Made to Love God Without “Martha-ing” Things Up

All I want is to be is a loving Christian, a patient mother, an attentive girlfriend, a thoughtful daughter, a generous sister, a preparedRead more »

Holy Budgeting_ Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Holy Budgeting: Practicing Detachment and Stewardship in a World Filled with Money

Money, more specifically budgeting, is one of those topics that everyone urges you to sort out before you get married. Make sure you areRead more »

Questions for God

Questions for God – Drawing Closer to Him

Have you ever thought about the conversations you’d have with God when you finally meet Him face to face? I laugh when I think about theRead more »

The Ten Invitations

Thou Shalt NOT… As a youth minister, I can tell you that nothing is quite as tough as teaching the Ten Commandments.  ARead more »

Love As Christ Loved (Part 3): Recognizing Honor, Dignity, and Beauty of Children

by: Anni HarryIn Matthew 19:14, Christ made it abundantly clear His love extends even to the littlest of us, by instructing His disciples,Read more »