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Catholic Cards

Sometimes I get stumped for creative and modern gift ideas for our godchildren or when our family is invited to a Baptism celebration, First Communion reception, or Confirmation party. How many rosaries will the child receive? How many prayer cards, books, missals, and statues? These are, of course, all wonderful gifts, but kids are often [...]

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse's new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering [...]

Christian Coloring Pages

***I would like to introduce to you Kris, who started topcoloringpages.net and wanted to share his story about fatherhood and how/why he created this website for families with small children. He has been generous enough to make all of his pages free on the website. He does have an entire section that includes Christian coloring [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle, parenting|0 Comments

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

**Note**I wrote this during Lent and before our recent move out of town. I believe the principles still apply to our everyday lives, regardless of season or time. A recent Lenten homily spoke to my heart in a profound manner.  Our rural Catholic community doesn’t boast of many grandiose things.  We are a humble church [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|1 Comment

She is Joan of Arc

Every parent wants their children to grow up and make an indelible mark on the world in some significant way, yet most of us fail to understand what it means to do this by way of holiness rather than worldly success. Unfortunately, the world tells us that making a difference translates into high credentials, lots [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, parenting|1 Comment