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A Powerful Prayer

A friend and fellow author, Shane Kapler, mentioned his newest book, Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and for some reason I didn't fully grasp what this meant from the title alone.  When I opened up this beautifully illustrated book and read the introduction by Fr. Donald Calloway, my heart surged with gratitude.  [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments

Come, Holy Spirit!

In Dr. Kevin Vost's newest book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts, he illustrates with eloquence yet practical relevance the Thomistic (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Bonaventurean (St. Bonaventure) understanding of each spiritual gift as it relates to the infused and acquired virtues. Most of us recognize, [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Most people are familiar with the newly canonized St. Teresa of Calcutta, mainly because she was such an iconic figure during her lifetime.  Many have openly shared their experiences meeting her face-to-face or exchanging letters and even short conversations that profoundly touched their lives. But some of us, yours truly included, were never privileged to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|2 Comments

Celebrating Advent and Christmas with Children

One of the many perks of attending the Catholic Marketing Network and Catholic Writers Guild conferences this past summer was meeting authors whose works I was previously unfamiliar with.  As we exchanged contact information and swapped books, I realized how much richer my life had become by meeting these lovely authors who were inspired to [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, Featured|0 Comments

Advice Worth Ignoring

I'll admit something - I usually take good advice, even if it's unsolicited.  I guess it's because I've always known that I don't know everything.  But Dr. Ray Guarendi's newest book, Advice Worth Ignoring: How Tuning Out the Experts Can Make You A Better Parent, was a refreshing read for this special needs mama.  I [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, parenting|0 Comments