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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

Padre Pio: A Timeless Saint

St. Padre Pio has always been one of my favorites.  Even before his canonization, I felt a strong affinity toward his life and spirituality.  I suppose part of it was due to my parents' love of Franciscan ways, particularly in helping the poor and care for animals.  But I was drawn to St. Pio's white [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Fearless – Live with Love, Not Fear

I've lived most of my life in fear - of everything.  As a child, I was afraid of spiders, heights, the unknown, changes, a new school/classroom/teacher, making new friends, trying different foods, death, sin, climbing a tree, strangers.  You name it, I was likely at least apprehensive about it, but usually it was downright terror, [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments