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The Friendship Project

Most of you probably already know that, because I am a Catholic author, I get a lot of books in the mail to review - gratis - even before they are released to the public. This is both an exciting and daunting consequence of my work as a mom-writer. Truthfully, it's exciting, because I love [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, spirituality|0 Comments

Once I Was Blind

Compelling, riveting books are rare these days. Most of the time, when I review books, I am reading content written by very good writers who are able to articulate their premises thoroughly. They introduce new concepts to the reader quite well, and they elaborate with thoughtful reflections and relevant anecdotes. But do they grip my [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

Speaking to Daughters of Isabella Circle

Many people assume I am a "successful" author simply because I am published by a traditional, well-known and respected publishing company. What they don't realize is that I am not a bestselling author; I do not get a huge audience for my books; and I've never won any accolades or awards from the Catholic publishing [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality, writing|1 Comment

Living Your Anointing

I am five years old.  I’m sitting in my bedroom, pondering as I tend to do at this age. “God, I just want you to know that I am here when you need me,” I silently pray as I gingerly caress a favorite image of Our Lady. “I want to do great things for You [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments

The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

It goes without saying that, these days, too many people turn to trendy ways to meditate or encounter "the space within" or "beyond." However, the Rosary is a timeless and incredibly powerful tool - even weapon, as Johnette Benkovic and Thomas K. Sullivan, authors of The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare, attest. Why turn [...]