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4 Reasons Getting Married and Starting a Family at Age 21 Was a Great Decision

My wife and I married the summer before our senior year of college and conceived a child just a few weeks later. On purpose. And it was oneRead more »

God-Incidences

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you aRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy List of Catholic Date Nights on the Cheap

Recently, I wrote about 19 Shockingly Simple Ways to Live Your Crazy Catholic Life. When I was satisfied with the post, I clickedRead more »

A Day in the Life of the Holy Family

“Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, andRead more »

Spice Up Your Advent with “Driveway Dating”

It’s that time of year again. It always seems to creep up on me, no matter how much I think I’m prepared. We had a peacefulRead more »

Fostering a Culture of Vocations in 5 Easy Steps

We often associate the term “vocation” with our priests or those discerning a call to the priesthood. What we often overlook is that we allRead more »

19 Shockingly Simple Ways to Live Your Crazy Catholic Life

I know it, you know it. Our lives are filled with “busy.” My definition of busy varies from others. I know at times I look atRead more »

Family Time!

For the past nine years, the Brothers of St. John have held a family retreat in Buda, TX at the Onion Creek Ranch.  My family has attendedRead more »

My “Let It Be” Stage on “Gay Marriage”

Last year when Obama said that his views on “gay marriage” were evolving, I wrote that my views had also evolved on theRead more »

How Marriage Will Get Us To Heaven – or, Why I Change the Toilet Paper Roll

::Pulled from the Catholic Sistas archives, this post originally featured on August 22, 2011:: “What was the best day of your life?” It’s aRead more »

Suffering at the Hands of Family: A Personal Invitation and a Gift {Part 1}

I’m reading through threads on social media today and am thinking that if I had a nickel for every thread I read about the hurtRead more »

NFP – Long Term Promises

Growing up Catholic means NFP was a familiar word to me. As I entered my teen and college years, I was aware of its existence, but that wasRead more »

Three Things I Used to Know About Myself

I learned many things when I was in a junior in college and in my first year at the College of Education.  I took many classes and gained aRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 16: Prayer Intentions

The most important thing we can do as Catholics is pray. I’m sure we have all seen examples of the amazing power of prayer in our lives orRead more »

Christ in my Beloved: A Cop’s Wife Counts her Blessings

For nearly two decades, I’ve been the wife of a police officer. Invariably, friends whose husbands do not require body armor to go toRead more »