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GodWritesStraightwithCrookedLines

God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines: A Conversion Story

Despite the turbulence of the Rockies, I successfully avoided urinating all over myself. Win! During this debacle I started laughing outRead more »

LonelinessisaCognitiveError

Loneliness is a Cognitive Error

Today, feelings are too often viewed as your truest guide in life: “Follow your heart,” we’re told. “Do what feels right.” But somethingRead more »

15 Ways to Raise Pro-Life Children

In our family, life issues are discussed frequently and at length.  My husband and I have felt it to be vitally important for our childrenRead more »

2019GuidetoAllThingsEpiphany

The 2019 Guide to All Things Epiphany

The Epiphany falls ON Sunday this year, and if you are a Novus Ordo Mass goer, you know that this feast day typically is celebratedRead more »

The Mass is EVERYTHING (so why doesn’t it feel that way?)

Kinda a Big Deal So, the Eucharist is kinda a big deal.  No crap, Sherlock. It would be the first sentence of “Catholicism forRead more »

TheDamagingEffectsofMakingExcuses

The Damaging Effects of Making Excuses

Was it coincidental that it came about when I decided to pray a 54 day novena to St. Joseph? Was it that God knew my soul was tired ofRead more »

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 »

Longing for Christmas Magic

his eyes lit up at the sight of twinkling lights, miniature houses, and a train. He let out a gasp filled with wonderment: Christmas atRead more »

Reflections on the Nativity

I’ve been reading Saint Francis de Sales Introduction to the Devote Life and applying some his proscribed practices to my prayerRead more »

A Tale of Two Snow Days

It was Monday morning, and I breathed a sigh of relief as my boys boarded the school bus. After pouring myself a cup of coffee, IRead 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 »

Advent Within Me: Waiting on my Baby… and the Messiah

I’m really bummed I’m not having a baby in time for Christmas. Well, knock on wood.  I’ll be 35 weeks at Christmas.  Which is aRead more »

A Catholic Sistas Review:Stay Connected

REVIEW: Stay Connected – Journals for Catholic Women

the day I received this book, I grabbed my water bottle, my snack, my unopened mail packages, and a notepad and pen. Once I got settledRead more »

Advent Traditions–The Jesse Tree

Our parish priest despises the Jesse Tree. Sadly it is for good reason. As a seminarian, the liturgy director absolutely forbid ChristmasRead more »