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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

When You Feel Stuck

Right now I feel stuck. I mean good and rooted in some kind of nowhere, a limbo of sorts, a holding pattern. Call it what you want, feeling like nothing is moving forward is a frustrating place to be. Of course, there are all sorts of beautiful and poetic spiritual treatises available to explain the [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Becoming a New Creation

“I can’t do this again,” I sighed to myself as we entered our new home. There had been too much transition, too much unknown, going on in recent days. We had to say goodbye to our friends and neighbors in our sleepy rural town, one in which we had resided for nearly ten years. After [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

A Heart Like Mary’s

Do you ever wonder what life would be like if understood and truly lived through Mary's eyes? What about her heart? Can we really ask to obtain her heart and all of the qualities contained therein? Author Fr. Edward Looney believes so. In his Introduction to A Heart Like Mary's: 31 Daily Meditations to Help [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, prayer|0 Comments

Super Girls and Halos

What do you get when you cross a love of super hero(in)es and holy protagonists with saints? You get a fresh new book by author Maria Morera Johnson called Super Girls and Halos. She explains in the Introduction that many heroic protagonists beloved by thousands over the years in comic books and movies exhibit something [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Book Reviews, Lifestyle|0 Comments