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Couriers of Grace

I think all parents of disabled children have moments when they fear the future.  Our yes to life requires us to constantly advocate for our kids.  In Sarah's case, her health was always in the back of our minds.  Given her serious heart condition, she could live two more years or twelve.  We just didn't [...]

Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

A companion to Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Heidi Hess Saxton's newest devotional continues the reader on a journey into the heart of this popular and beloved modern saint.  Saxton begins with a brief introduction, as well as an explanation on how to use Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta: Daily Meditations.  Intended to [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

The Hope of Lent

Have you ever considered this before? The greatest hope of Lent is the discovery that it's not only about penance, deprivation, spiritual struggles, and rooting out sin in our lives.  Those are often the things we do during Lent.  But the hope of Lent lies in what God does (p. vii). The hope of Lent [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

Anything is Possible

Everyone has a dream.  For most of us, that dream involves worldly success, accolades, and the acquisition of wealth.  We loosely define this as "the American Dream," elusive as it may be.  But for others who do not desire the enticements of the world, another dream exists: the dream of possibility. When Sarah was born, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

You Can Help the Poor

As Catholics, we believe strongly in caring for all people and creation, which is evidenced in the Catholic social teaching doctrine.  Among the concepts of solidarity, subsidiarity, caring for creation, and sanctity of human life/dignity of the person, the preferential option for the poor stands out especially today.  So many types of poverty exist in [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments