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Hello, Depression, My Old Friend

Hello Depression, My Old Friend…

Welcome to this installment in the series REAL AND RAW – SOUL-STIRRING STORIES, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Friday Abstinence All Year Round?

Did you know Catholics in this country are still encouraged to forgo meat on Fridays, not just during Lent, but throughout the year? TheRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead more »

Woman, Why Are You Weeping?

“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” asks Jesus of Mary Magdalen at the tomb. How often in my life has Jesus asked thisRead more »

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

Improving My Relationship with the Real Presence

My pursuit to be an authentic believer was noble. The problem is that I placed myself at the center of my pursuit instead of Jesus.Read more »

psychocline:a faith-filled business

Pycnocline: A Faith-Filled Business

I have been eyeing these gorgeous t-shirts from pycnocline for a while, so when I had the chance to review one and interview Megan, IRead more »

Sanctifying the Ordinary

Sanctifying the Ordinary

I have been changing diapers for the last 14 years of my life- a task that I first approached with a mix of apprehension and excitement asRead more »

Refrigerator Catechism: Saint Teresa Magnets

Refrigerator Catechism {Saint Teresa Magnets}

Saint Teresa!  Can you believe it’s official?!?!!!  Even before I was Catholic I admired the person that Mother Teresa wasRead more »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

What I had considered for months to be just normal motherhood exhaustion and worry, was really the beginning of a slow, downward spiral,Read more »

Swimsuits and Son Bathing

Well, it’s here again. That wonderful season where bathing beauties fill the covers of our favorite magazines announcing the latest andRead more »

Visiting the Imprisoned

Visiting the Imprisoned – An Encounter With An Inmate

Disclaimer: This post is about my correspondence with Dahvie Holmes, with whom I run the blog Housewife // SavagelifeRead more »

Getting Out of the Baby Pool

Getting Out of the Baby Pool

“The world offers you comfort. You were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness. -Pope Benedict XVI I have always loved thisRead more »

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The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 2

In part one of “The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration,” I laid out the fascinating history behind the practice ofRead more »

The Guiding Light of Mary: Inspiration for Deepening Our Relationship with Christ

The month of May is one of two months devoted to Mary, the mother of God. This past Lent, I found myself reflecting on the ways in whichRead more »

The Beginner's Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part 1

The Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Part I

I boldly raised my hand and asked, “Do we have to believe that it is truly His body and blood to be Catholic?” His answer wasRead more »