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Catholic Sistas 2015 Year In Review

Catholic Sistas 2015 Year In Review

What a year! Highs, lows, and everything in between, 2015 definitely left an impression that will not soon be forgotten. Personally, this year was filled with everything from spiritual desolation to spiritual pruning and then spiritual growth. It was a time that even in the midst of hardship, I knew that I was grateful for a religion that did not place its foundation on the shifting sands of my own personal feelings or emotions. I knew that regardless of how I felt in the thick of things, that God was still in control and He was doing something marvelous through me and our family, even though I did not like it. While part of me is excited for 2016, I am grateful for a year that has challenged me, broken me, and rebuilt me in a way that helps glorify Him {I hope} better than before. 

One thing {among many} I love about Catholic Sistas is that a multi contributor blog can continue to chug along when one or many writers face hardships. It makes me immensely grateful for the opportunity to stand virtual shoulder to shoulder with these amazing Ink Slingers {and fellas such as Devin Rose, Allen Hebert, and even former LFO singer Brad Fischetti} who give their time and talent to share their witness with you.

We pray for you and we continue to ask you pray for us.

God bless each and every one of you. 

Now for our 2015 year in review…

 

25. OUR {CATHOLIC} HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR 2015-2016

24. CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS

23. THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE APPROACH: CATHOLIC SCHOOLHOUSE

22. WHAT CATHOLIC WOMEN WANT {TO WEAR, THAT IS!}

21. 10 WAYS TO FIND JOY IN OUR {CATHOLIC} HOMESCHOOL

20. BRUCE JENNER: WHAT DOES LOVE DEMAND?–PART 2

19. 7 QUICK TAKES – CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOLING OPTIONS

18. OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAMILY

17. HOMESCHOOL MOMS SHARE THE BEST ADVICE THEY EVER RECEIVED

16. WHITE MARTYRDOM, RED MARTYRDOM, AND A RAINBOW

15. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CHALLENGE

14. MOVIE REVIEW: “OLD FASHIONED” IS A BEAUTIFUL MODERN LOVE STORY

13. DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION AND CHRIST

12. WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR MOTHER BETRAYS YOU

11. FROM THE LIMELIGHT TO CHRIST’S LIGHT

10. BRUCE JENNER: WHAT DOES LOVE DEMAND? PART 1

9. GIVEAWAY: CATHOLIC SISTAS CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS!

8. TAKE ME TO CHURCH…THE MEGA-CHURCH, THAT IS

7. YOUR {SECOND} HANDY-DANDY LIST TO LENTEN SACRIFICES

6. THE TRAVESTY OF TWO DADDIES

5. GIVEAWAY: 2015-2016 CATHOLIC THROUGH THE YEAR PRINTABLE CALENDAR!

4. 50 SHOCKING THINGS {IM}PERFECT CATHOLIC WOMEN ADMIT

3. WHY SETTLE FOR SHADES OF GREY?

2. SEVEN THINGS THAT ARE (WAY) BETTER AS A CATHOLIC

1. 2015 LENTEN INSTAGRAM PHOTO-A-DAY JOURNEY

 

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Catholic Sistas 2014 Year in Review

Happy new year, friends! Can you believe 2014 has come to a close? Each year I am excited to look back and see what we have accomplished as friends. As I started the year in review post, it became evident that a longer list made better sense than last year’s Top 10 most popular posts for 2014. A longer list also gives new folks a good snapshot at the wide range of the topics we write.

In addition to blogging, we continue to have a strong presence on Facebook with our daily prayer requests and What’s For Dinner? threads, on Instagram with our Lenten and {new this year!} Advent photo challenges, and on Pinterest with our over 150 boards. With such carved out boards, you can find anything you need!

If you are new to Catholic Sistas, please sign up so you can receive our weekly articles! If you are currently receiving our e-mails, but not yet following us on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, please do so! It’s a great place to personally connect with many of our Ink Slingers. We look forward to getting to know you all better in 2015 – please continue to pray for the mission of the blog and the writers as we move forward. And, please know that we pray for all of your intentions as well.

+JMJ+

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CATHOLIC SISTAS 2014 TOP 25 MOST POPULAR POSTS

25) Baby Louie: A Tale of Faith, Hope, and Love

24) “Choice” Now Extends to Born Children, Too

23) Ode to Feminine Genius: The Proverbs 31 Catholic Woman Introduction

22) Back to Basics in {Catholic} Homeschooling

21) Five Ways to Avoid Purgatory

20) The Crisis of Fluffy American Homilies

19) (Mis)understanding the Hobby Lobby Ruling

18) 12 Things Catholic Fathers Want to Tell You about Themselves

17) The Story of a Seminarian…From a Mom’s Point of View

16) College, Marriage, Babies… But Not In That Order?

15) Owning Less, Appreciating More: A Catholic Discovers Minimalism

14) Your Handy-Dandy List of Catholic Date Nights on the Cheap

13) When a friend no longer loves you…

12) 4 Reasons Getting Married and Starting a Family at Age 21 Was a Great Decision

11) GIVEAWAY: A Catholic Calendar & Day Planner with a Unique Twist!

10) 50 Clever Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

9) 2014 Instagram Lenten Photo-a-Day Journey

8) The Official 2014 Catholic Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway!

7) 14 Things Catholic Moms Want to Tell You about Themselves

6) An Open Letter to My Gay Sister

5) My Journey through In Vitro Fertilization

4) 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Catholic Mom

3) A Letter to My Daughter on Her 18th Birthday

2) Put Your Helmet On

1) Why we DON’T use Birth Control

Want something extra to check out? See what JetPack has to say about our crunchy numbers from 2014.