The Value of a Gift Prayer is a powerful gift. Perhaps you have not thought of prayer in terms of a gift. The interesting thing about gifts is that in order for them to be useful, each needs to be: Received, Opened, and Used. Leave … Continue readingThe Value of Novenas [and Remembering to Actually Pray Them]
Faith’s back curved looked like a slithering snake, 50 degrees, then 48 degrees, and ending with another 28-degree curve. She was facing a very real (and scary) possibility of spine surgery. … Continue readingA Modern Day Miracle
I picked up the phone and heard my sister’s ecstatic voice on the line. “WE HAVE SOMEONE INTERESTED IN THE HOUSE!” My heart sang and I smiled. I could hardly believe my ears! This was good news, and a very big thank you was owed … Continue readingIn Honor of St. Joseph: Our Guide, Our Intercessor, Our Friend
One of the things I love about Advent and Christmas is the extra emphasis on the Blessed Mother. As a motherless Catholic, it’s been easy to embrace Mary as my own mother and I always love hearing the Scriptures about her this time of year. … Continue readingFrom Loathing to Loving the Rosary
Growing up in the Catholic Church I was taught to pray simple prayers like the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. In our household we actually only prayed the prayer before meals and a generic bedtime prayer, “Now I Lay Me Down … Continue readingWhat is a Novena?