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Intersection of Faith and Mental Illness

Intersection of Faith and Mental Illness

by: guestIn my mental health talks to youth groups, I share how there are two parallel lines running through my life. As my spiritualRead more »

REVIEW The Island of Two Trees

REVIEW: The Island of Two Trees

by: guestThe Island of Two Trees is a story born through the authors creative play with his children, and based off of an actual modelRead more »

Unless He's Addicted

…Unless He’s Addicted

by: guestI yelled at God. I prayed that he let me die. Then I prayed that he make my husband die. God clearly did not want my husband toRead more »

The 2019 Handy Dandy List of Lenten Resources1

Our Children are Leaving the Church. Here’s What We Can Do About It

by: guestDon’t most Catholic children live in Catholic homes with Catholic parents? Shouldn’t that be enough? If we want our kids toRead more »

RezodelNino

Rezo del Niño

by: guestHoy en día cuesta mucho encontrar familias que quieran preservar estas tradiciones pero para nosotros es parte fundamental deRead more »

NavigatingMarriageAtItsWorst

Navigating Marriage at its Worst

by: guestHow had we gotten to where we were? Why did two people so in love fall so far apart? And the love we once had for each other wasRead more »

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 »