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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

Holy Versus Secular Detachment

In a culture that presents detachment as a distant type of apathy or indifference, the word detachment itself procures distaste and disdain for those who are genuinely seeking to deepen their interior lives.  Yet detachment can be holy.  We hear the word in terms of surrender or abandonment, as in “surrender to God’s will” or [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Getting Past Perfect

If you are a mother - or a father, for that matter - you know what it's like to vacillate between fear of failure and a sense of satisfaction.  Parents have the toughest job imaginable, and we can never seem to get it all right.  The world somehow tells us that, should we "choose" motherhood, [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Faith and Family, parenting|0 Comments