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True Love Wins

This post is a part of our Real and Raw series.   Aunt #1: “I heard they chose green and lavender as their colors.” Aunt #2: “WhereRead more »

If Only I Hadn’t _________

by: guest“If only I hadn’t _____.”  How many of us have said that – days, months, years, decades, after?  Remorse, guilt, shame,Read more »

MyChildStruggleswithMentalIllness

My Child Struggles with Mental Illness

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

We Are the Warriors Reflections on Anxiety

We Are the Warriors: Reflections on Anxiety

Welcome to this installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid look atRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »

Special Needs Mom Reflects: All are Welcome at the Feast

A week after Christmas, after months of preparation, my two youngest children received their First Holy Communion. I had always assumedRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

How Catholic Crafting Brings Me Closer to Christ

Did you know you can buy lots of empty Altoids tins on eBay? Why would anyone buy empty Altoids tins?! I LOVE ALTOIDS! But I wouldRead more »

A Personal Tribute to Mother Teresa: My Mystical Journey to Darjeeling

It happened one morning during my High School English class when I was asked to select and write about my role model. MotherRead more »

What God has Joined Let No One Divide

Your Family was started on the day you got married, and after you took your vows.  The presider may have uttered words similar to theRead more »

5 Ways Amoris Laetitia Encouraged, Challenged, and Aggravated Me

Amoris Laetitia continues to be featured in a variety of writings, posts, books, and conversations in the wider Catholic world.Read more »

Soul Ties: What Are They? Do I Have Them? Is That Good or Bad?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t seem to stop thinking about their first love, even though decades have passed? Or whyRead more »

It Just Makes Sense (Even as a Protestant)

My family and I are approaching the five-year mark in the Catholic Church. While my wife may describe her experience differently, IRead more »

Being Formed

Being formed–it shapes us into who we become. God shapes us, and it is our choice though to cooperate with His will, being obedient,Read more »

Burying My Mother Alive

This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot Last year, I buried my mother. The hardest part is that she’sRead more »