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Dearest Sisters…Please Pray with Me

Is there anything more motivating than the love we have for our children? I think God does that on purpose. How sanctifying it is to be aRead more »

Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary: 9 Tips for Spiritual Success

It’s Christmas Eve, sisters! With today being the vigil of Our Lord’s birth, I can’t think of a better way to thank JesusRead more »

God Has a Purpose for You

We traded the truth for a lie. We traded love for lust. We traded masculinity for weakness. We traded femininity for masculinity. We tradedRead more »

When the Kids are Gone: Tips for Single Parents

Being a single mother is stressful. It’s challenging and chaotic. It’s so easy to be stretched too thin and exhausted. What’s even harder,Read more »

Give the World Your Gifts

I’m not a writer by trade. In fact, English was always my worst subject. However, when I saw the call for single parent writers, IRead more »

Inspiration–Let’s Be It and Receive It!

Why are so many of us are walking around tired and defeated? God did not design us to be tired and defeated! God designed us to know him,Read more »

Trust Jesus to Lead You to the Fireworks

by: Alison WaggonerIn those hard moments, I learned to trust Jesus. More than that, I begged Him to be active in my life. My attitude andRead more »

Exchanging Anger for Grace

Being angry with people is one of the leading reasons I land myself in Confession. Once, I had been offended by someone deeply, and feltRead more »

Cool Things Happen When We Let the Holy Spirit Lead

As the Body of Christ, we are called to actually be the hands and feet of Christ. I’ve watched this work in my life. It was a season ofRead more »

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

I hate the cliché “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I’ve spent a decade as a single mom and I’ll assure you this isn’t true.Read more »

Confession in Layman’s Terms

I often find in conversations that people aren’t regularly attending confession. They have a lot of reasons. Sometimes its fear, sometimesRead more »

Keep to Basics: In Life as well as in the Spiritual Life

I thought my car sounded funny as I was pulling out of my driveway. There was a large truck barreling down the gravel road, so I thoughtRead 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 »

The Eyes of Suffering

The Eyes of Suffering

by: Alison WaggonerWe see suffering in the eyes of the mother of a stillborn, the father of an addict, the scared abandon child, theRead more »

God's Little Miracles: What Great Grandma Called Them

God’s Little Miracles: What Great Grandma Called Them

We are approaching a special time of year in Southern Indiana: mushroom season. My great grandmother always called them God’s littleRead more »