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The Peace of Christmas

I'm writing this on the infamous Black Friday. Even the name itself gives way to impending doom. It's the one day of year I purposefully avoid the shopping malls, restaurants, retailers, you name it. In fact, I prefer to hole up in our home rather than brave the masses of anxious, angry, and eager shoppers [...]

The Catholic Mom Desk Calendar

It doesn't need to be said that every mom is busy. I've come to despise the response, "But I'm soooo busy!" I get it. I have three daughters, all under the age of seven, one of whom has a rare disease. In fact, the former sentence has become a personal cliche of mine. Instead of [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Ask for a Sign

I wasn’t looking for anything—not a sign from God, anyway. Long before that moment, I had abandoned asking God for signs. Maybe it was that it seemed superstitious or petulant or…maybe it was my lack of faith. I didn’t really believe God was speaking to me through such simple acts of providence each day—signs. But [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, parenting, spirituality|3 Comments

I Am His Beloved

I paused before exiting the guest bedroom. It was still new to me, since we had moved only a little over a month prior. But the walk-in closet beckoned me to open it, reminding me that I had thrust every photo album, film negative, loose picture, and scrapbook on the shelves in desperation to get [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

Flourishing and Dying

About two months ago, our family moved to a new city and home. Life was on the cusp of a spring breakthrough, though we couldn’t yet perceive all of its wonder and glory. Our new backyard was riddled with sticks and brown, parched grass. Heavily pruned and unidentifiable bushes adorned the brick pathway through the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments